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Phil Silvers, comedy giant, was born on this day in 1911. He was the man who was always “glad to seeya” and we were certainly thrilled to see him. Best known as Master Sgt. Ernie Bilko, Silvers was the embodiment of the comedic con-man. He gave memorable performances in Top Banana, Sgt. Bilko, It’s A […]

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Never in the history of American comedy has there been a more impressive and successful collection of comic minds as there was in the 1950s in the writer’s room of SID CAESAR’s various variety shows. To be fair, it actually started in 1949 with the show, “The Admiral Broadway Revue.” In 1950 it became “Your […]

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