The comedian who poked fun at life’s idiosyncrasies, Shelley Berman, has died.
FOX’s Michelle Pollino reports:
Shelley Berman, the comedian who could turn a phone call into a hilarious comedy adventure, has passed at the age of 92. Berman became famous in the late 50’s and 60’s with routines like this one where he phones a department store with an emergency:
(Berman) “There is a woman hanging from a window on your building about 10 flights up… Describe her? What for?.”
Berman paved the way for comedian’s who took similar approaches to comedy like Woody Allen, Bob Newhart, Jerry Seinfeld and others. He made the first of many appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1959. That year he issued his first album, ‘Inside Shelley Berman,’ the first winner of a Grammy for the spoken word.
Michelle Pollino, FOX News.