“Human Dignity has gleamed only now and then and here and there, in lonely splendor, throughout the ages, a hope of the better men, never an achievement of the majority.”
NEW YORK—Bob Newhart, this one’s for you! The deadpan comic and sit-com star was one of three finalists announced today for the Thurber Prize for American Humor, a literary honor named for the famed author and humorist James Thurber.
A very special mittyesque salute from LOSING THE WAR ON HUMOR today to all comics of genius, both here and now departed. Watch Danny Kaye perform in “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty”, who must be Jim Carrey’s silver screen mentor. A master of physical comedy with a cerebral twist, Kaye’s over the top performance in this Thurber story is a gem.
“You are a glockenspiel in disguise!”…………………