Us Comics Confidential

Great American stand-up comics talk about their life and work.


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Jonathan Winters, pioneer of improvisational comedy, discusses his philosophy as he approaches his 82nd birthday.

Widely regarded as years ahead of his time, his high-energy performances inspired a generation of younger performers, most notably Robin Williams.

In his breathtaking comic world, real life and fantasy were inextricably intertwined.

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Phyllis Diller, who turns 90 this year, grants a rare interview.

She shows that she is still as full of the intelligence and off-beat energy that first propelled her to fame.

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A rare interview with Robert Klein, Bronx-born prophet of the baby-boomer generation, who sold out Carnegie Hall in New York at the height of the Watergate investigations with his observational and political routines.