Jonathan Winters, 87, passed away today (4/12/2013)
Jonathan Winters had a storied relationship with San Francisco. He’s one of the pillars of the 1960s movement, moving art and culture forward from North Beach basements. His uncanny ability to morph and manifest a litany of characters, all at once, is the paragon of “peopling a stage”. The stories of his sometimes erratic behavior are legendary (and the disputes on their validity are also legendary). Jonathan Winters should be more widely know, studied, and understood as a undisputed genius. Rest in Peace, Good Sir. 

Jonathan Winters, 87, passed away today (4/12/2013)

Jonathan Winters had a storied relationship with San Francisco. He’s one of the pillars of the 1960s movement, moving art and culture forward from North Beach basements. His uncanny ability to morph and manifest a litany of characters, all at once, is the paragon of “peopling a stage”. The stories of his sometimes erratic behavior are legendary (and the disputes on their validity are also legendary). Jonathan Winters should be more widely know, studied, and understood as a undisputed genius. Rest in Peace, Good Sir. 

"Dont Eat Here" by Phyllis Diller. Album: "The Best of Phyllis Diller". Year: 2003. Record Live at the hungry i in San Francisco.

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Godfrey Cambridge. Them Cotton Pickin’ Days Is Over. Recorded Live at the hungry i.
[I wonder how many comedy albums have been recorded in San Francisco.]

Godfrey Cambridge. Them Cotton Pickin’ Days Is Over. Recorded Live at the hungry i.

[I wonder how many comedy albums have been recorded in San Francisco.]

Missing discs are always tragic but I finagled this sweet album sleeve. 

Missing discs are always tragic but I finagled this sweet album sleeve. 

standupportal:

Woody Allen on The Jack Paar Show

standupportal:

Bill Cosby

standupportal:

Bill Cosby

Woody Allen. hungry i Regular. “Lost Generation” 

Bill Cosby. hungry i Regular. 

Bill Cosby. hungry i Regular. 

Dick Gregory @ The hungry i by Gene Anthony

Dick Gregory @ The hungry i by Gene Anthony

Enrico Banducci, Legendary Owner of the hungry i by N. R. Farbman

Enrico Banducci, Legendary Owner of the hungry i by N. R. Farbman