Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Dom DeLuise RIP

We lost one of the giants of the Golden Age of comedy with the passing of Dom DeLuise today. He was one of the funniest men in show business, a very talented comedian and actor. He was a regular on the old Dean Martin Variety Show and on the popular Dean Martin Roasts.

He also starred in some of the funniest movies of all time, among them: The End, Fatso, Cannonball Run,and History of the World, Part I. I saw him perform live in Atlantic City in 1983 and I laughed so hard for two hours that my sides hurt. Thanks for the many happy memories Dom. It wasn't just nice, it was thrilling.

UPDATE: The Fatso trailer (H/T, Jack Fowler)

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