Caesar's Hours: My Life in Comedy, with Love and Laughter
It is no exaggeration to say that without Sid Caesar, comedy in America would have been a lot less funny. He was the star and guiding force behind Your Show of Shows and 'Caesar's Hour', two of the most innovative programs in the Golden Age of Television, and the writers and stars of those shows went on to create the plays, movies, and sitcoms that we now think of as classic American comedy. So many of our greatest comedy writers - Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, Neil Simon, Larry Gelbart, Woody Allen -were part of Sid Caesar's creative troupe. Sid was a master not only of comedic performance, but also of developing characters that the audience could relate to, finding the humor in ordinary situations rather than through vaudeville-type gags. His was a comedy truly drawn from the human condition. 'Caesar's Hours' is Sid Caesar 's artistic autobiography, his account of how these great routines were fashioned and performed, and the interactions that gave birth to them. He takes us inside the famed writers' room, the rehearsal studios, and onto the stage itself, where some of the funniest moments in television history came to life. To read his book is to learn why his intelligent and sensitive brand of humor resonates so much with us, even half a century later.
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Sid Caesar's genius for satire ushered in the golden age of television in the 1950s and 1960s and inspired sketch comedy shows like Monty Python's Flying Circus and Saturday Night Live. Here, the king of comedy sheds light on the art of being funny, among the usual ups and downs of his personal life and career. On the theatrical review circuit in upstate New York, Caesar set himself apart from the aging burlesque performers with his pantomime skills, thinking that if he showed people how they looked when they did what they did, they would laugh. His humor led him to the fledgling NBC and Your Show of Shows, a hit thanks in part to a writing team that included Carl Reiner, Mel Brooks, and Neil Simon. Beyond that, Caesar credits the creativity required to work under the almost Victorian censorship of the day. At times a bit self-congratulatory, this chronicle overlaps somewhat with Caesar's straightforward autobiography, Where Have I Been? (o.p.). It does, however, flesh out his admittedly influential comedic philosophy. For all performing arts collections, especially those that specialize in U.S. television history.-Rosellen Brewer, Monterey Cty. Free Libs., Salinas, CA ...
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A looking glass view of an era when television was new and everyone wanted a TV Set. I can only compare it to the boom of the Internet of the 90's and not everyone had a Computer. This is not unlike Patton Reading Rommel's book as to peek into this time.
A Yonkers Childhood
From Sax to Comedy
The Subway Commandos
Tars and Spars
A Show or a Steak
Your Show of Shows and Caesars Hour 8 1
The Writers Room
The Hickenloopers and The Commuters
The Art of Sketch Comedy
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