Saturday, March 17, 2012

RIP Peter Bergman

My Fellow Comedists,

This week, we lost another great comic mind.  Peter Bergman has gone up to comedy heaven to take his place next to the Cosmic Comic.

Founding member of Firesign Theatre, Bergman was a master of late 60s intellectual surrealist humor -- cross Monty Python with Lord Buckley.  At a time when the world was in turmoil following the McCarthyist war on ideas, Firesign Theatre provided an absurdist take on the world around them.  They created linguistic dada.  Sophisticated, but innocent, gentle, but sharp, it was clever and insightful humor for the smart and hip. 

Thank you Peter Bergman for all of your playfulness.

Live, love, and laugh,

Irreverend Steve