“The smallest, teeniest, weeniest, emotional discovery that’s real, beats the hell out of the biggest one that’s phony.”
— Del Close (via ucbcomedy
Truth. Most people who idolize Del forget this. Emotion. Go for emotion.
Pauline Kael on Sid Caesar
The comedian Sid Caesar died today at the age of ninety-one. Read Pauline Kael’s 1973 review of a compilation film of his sketches, which traces the arc of Caesar’s career: http://nyr.kr/LVsyaK
What a talent… a true Improv God… Genius! The clip in this article is so great— Sid & Imogene, the very BEST duo ever! RIP Sid.