R.I.P. Jonathan Winters – Funniest Man On Mearth
The world lost a true original yesterday as comedian Jonathan Winters passed away at age 87. While he really made a name for himself through the 1950′s and 60′s, a whole new generation was introduced to his comedy in 1981 when Winters joined the cast of Mork & Mindy as Mearth. It was the show’s final season and some critics say it had jumped the shark. But, I think some of the series’ best episodes starred Jonathan.
If you think Robin Williams is out of his head, take this into consideration: his inspiration as a comedian/improvisationalist was Jonathan Winters! While they were both hilarious on their own, the combination of the two was unbelievable. Take a look at an appearance they made together on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in 1991:
He brings out the best in everyone! At least we can still spend time with Jonathan through the footage of his hilarious work.
- Jeffrey T.