Jonathan Winters is one of my favorite comedians. I grew up in the 70s and 80s, but my family made me watch old black and white movies/shows etc from time to time. This included all the comedians of their generation. I love them for that!
This particular man I discovered as a kid by watching Mork and Mindy, where he played their child Mearth. He not only was a talented performer, but he was also an unbelievable artist.
Today’s post is to celebrate Mr. Winters. Here is a video that makes me laugh. He was given a stick to be creative with. If, like the husband, you hate classic movies and find the old comedians boring, then you may not like this (scroll down to the artwork). If, however, you have an innocent humor (I believe this still exists) and you love Abbot and Costello, Tim Conway, or Johnny Carson, you might like this. For those of you that know all about this… enjoy :0)
The Stick (sorry, couldn’t embed it)
I recently watched a biography on Netflix called Certifiably Jonathan and I remembered how floored I was when I found out he painted. His art is like nothing I’ve ever seen. It has a whimsical surrealist feel (which is my favorite type of art). In the documentary, he goes into detail about his art, his showings, and the meanings behind the images. Quite fascinating. In it all, he remains humorous.
These are only a few of many. There are so many things on the web about Jonathan Winters. I would encourage you to find clips of him on YouTube and view his art at www.jonathanwinters.com