Jonathan Winters become an all-time favorite of wormme’s family on the basis of a single movie. You can probably guess the one.
Winters was a legendarily good ad libber. Like other artists of impromptu, he often got credit for spontaneity even for carefully prepared material. Take his roast of Frank Sinatra. How much was carefully crafted, and how much was whipped up on the spot?
There is, of course, no shortage of Winters material to check out. If you’ve never watched him, you’ve missed a one-of-a-kind comedian. Jonathan Winters was sui generis. Just like the next roastee.
Rest in peace.