R.I.P. “Professor” Irwin Corey (1914-2017)

The “World’s Foremost Authority” and oldest living stand-up comedian, Professor Irwin Corey, has died. Corey was 102. Praised by Lenny Bruce as one of the brightest voices in comedy, Corey was born July 29, 1914, in Brooklyn. Eight decades before the “World Champion” Judah Friedlander took on any audience member’s questions and the absurd doublespeak of Reggie Watts, Corey was dazzling and confusing audiences with his own colorful explanations about anything and everything, seemingly saying nothing. A teen┬áduring the Great Depression, Corey left the orphan asylum in NYC where he’d grown up (despite both of his parents still living),...

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