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Shelley Berman, Pioneer of Standup Comedy, Dies at 92

Shelley Berman, Pioneer of Standup Comedy, Dies at 92

TVLine reports that Shelley Berman has passed away at the age of 92 due to complications of Alzheimer's Disease.

Fellow comedian, Richard Lewis, posted a tribute on Twitter, stating that Berman helped to define stand-up comedy.

Berman began his career after serving in the Navy and joined the Chicago improv company the Compass Players, which eventually became Chicago's Second City. Coming from the golden era of comedy alongside the likes of Mort Sahl, Lenny Bruce and Bob Newhart, he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show more than 20 times and became famous for his "sit-down" brand of comedy in which he sat on a barstool and told amusing stories while miming a telephone. He made his first appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1959, the same year he released his first album, Inside Shelley Berman, which was the first record to win a Spoken Word Grammy Award. Two more albums achieved gold status.

Famed stand-up comic Shelley Berman, who recently played Larry David's father on Curb Your Enthusiasm, has died. He got an Emmy nomination for "The Rat Dog" in season six.

According to The AP, he often joked, "I'm not a standup comedian".

By the end of the 1960s he had turned back to acting, His focus shifted back to acting, with touring stage productions and guest TV slots on TV shows including The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Boston Legal and LA Law.

Comedian Shelley Berman has died at 92.

In addition to The Best Man, Berman appeared in such films as Divorce American Style (1967) opposite Dick Van Dyke and Debbie Reynolds; Every Home Should Have One (1970) with Marty Feldman; Teen Witch (1989); The Last Producer (2000); Meet the Fockers (2004); The Aristocrats (2005); The Holiday (2006); and, as Adam Sandler's father, in You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008).

In his book Who's Who In Comedy, author Ronald L Smith said: 'Mostly critics praise Berman as a virtuoso satirist of modern angst and anxiety - an intellectual performer'. In 2013, his collection of poetry, To Laughter With Questions, was published. In it, his act was interrupted by a ringing phone, this in the days before cellphones, and he yelled "I'll pull the damn phones out of the wall" on camera, getting him a reputation as a troublemaker.

Berman is survived by his wife Sarah. His son, Joshua, died of cancer in 1977.


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