Monday, June 2, 2008

June 2: Another Laugh From Harvey Korman

By Sylvia Gurinsky

Heaven has opened the portals wide over the last few days for fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, musician Bo Diddley and "Star Trek" composer Alexander Courage, director Joseph Pevney and producer Robert H. Justman.

But let's pay tribute here to another - comedian Harvey Korman, who was such an important part of "The Carol Burnett Show" and "The Danny Kaye Show" before that. Korman was a pro - but it didn't keep him from having fun with his coworkers. Burnett once said cast and crew members used to take bets not on whether Korman would laugh during a skit, but how far into the skit he would laugh.

Here's a link, via YouTube, to a classic from early in the show's run, with Korman and Tim Conway, who could make the presidents on Mount Rushmore laugh:

Rest in peace, Mr. Korman. And thanks for the laughter.

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