Former NBA superstar Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain and entertainer Sammy Davis Jr. barge their way into the lighter side of life in this iconic skit from “Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In.”
The ground-breaking variety show, hosted by Dan Rowan and Dick Martin, was a fast moving barrage of jokes, one-liners, running skits, musical numbers and made fun of the social and political issues of the late 1960s, and early 1970s. This episode features a seemingly boxing mismatch between the diminutive Davis and 7-foot Chamberlain, but watch to the end to see how it ends!
Iconic comedian Jonathan Winters, aka Buck Edelhofer, saunters into the lighter side of life with a masterful performance on “The Tonight Show, Starring Johnny Carson.” In the following clip, Edelhofer reminisces over his career in the cannery industry. Video courtesy of Best Variety Shows Ever Seen On TV.
The inimitable Archie Bunker swings into the lighter side of life in this iconic clip from “All in the Family.” Bunker, with his unswerving delivery, stuns Meathead with his thoughts of women and gays during the days of the caveman. Video courtesy of hankswank68.
In the following visit to the lighter side of life, several scantily-clad young ladies are instructed on how to pop out of a surprise cake. But much to their surprise–or chagrin–they find themselves surrounded be members of the clergy after exiting the cake! Who is the surprise really for? Video courtesy of RenaudBe.
Benny Hill, the king of slapstick comedy and innuendo, dives into the lighter side of life with his many faces in the skit, “Murder On The Oregon Express.” Video courtesy of Tribute To The Best Comedians.
In this venture into the lighter side of life, comedian Michael McIntyre keeps a holiday crowd in stitches, addressing the little things we deal with to prepare for the holidays and Christmas.
Comedian Armando Anto struts into the lighter side of life with his take on political comedy–specifically the unstable relationship between America and Iran. Try not to split your gut laughing! Video courtesy of Dry Bar Comedy.
Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham and his sidekick, Walter, talk Christmas shopping in this sojourn into the lighter side of life. Dunham also invites Bubba J and Achmed the Dead Terrorist to celebrate with him in this hilarious Christmas special, courtesy of the Laugh Society.
Believe it or not, Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” hasn’t always been politically correct.
In this rendezvous into the lighter side of life, Colin Jost and Michael Che swap some of the segment’s most offensive jokes that still appeared to entertain the audience. Video courtesy of Best Ever Entertainment Channel of All Time.
In this week’s sojourn into the lighter side of life, comedian Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias describes his prank at IHOP that stunned the customers, but delighted all the employees in the kitchen.