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Sid Caesar: The Rubber-Faced Ruler of Live Television Comedy

December 11, 2023 @ 12:30 pm


Sid Caesar wanted to be a musician and began his career playing saxophone at resorts in the Catskills. It was only during his service in the Coast Guard (where he was stationed in Palm Beach!) that his comedic talents were discovered in a revue called ‘Tar and Spars.’ With the guidance of producer Max Liebman, Caesar turned his gifts for imitating languages, improvisation, and facial contortions into stardom with ‘Your Show of Shows.’ This lecture will focus on Caesar’s unique comedic gifts as seen in rare archival video footage. This event is also available virtually.