Whats So Funny?: My Hilarious Life by Tim ConwaySix-time Emmy award-winning funny man Tim Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian.
Six-time Emmy Award–winning funnyman Tim Conway, best known for his characters on The Carol Burnett Show, offers a straight-shooting and hilarious memoir about his life on stage and off as an actor and comedian.
In television history, few entertainers have captured as many hearts and made as many people laugh as Tim Conway. There’s nothing in the world that Tim Conway would rather do than entertain—and in his first-ever memoir, What’s So Funny?, that’s exactly what he does. From his pranks in small Ohio classrooms to his performances on national television and movies, Tim has been cracking people up for more than seventy years. Long regarded as one of the funniest comedians around, Tim also boasts an inspiring rags-to-riches story.
What’s So Funny? captures Tim’s journey from life as an only child raised by loving but outrageous parents in small-town Ohio during the Great Depression, to his tour of duty in the Army—which would become training for his later role in McHale’s Navy—to his ascent as a national star and household name. By tracing his early path, this book reveals the origins of many of Tim’s unforgettable characters—from Mr. Tudball and the Oldest Man to Mickey Hart to everyone’s favorite, Dorf.
What’s So Funny? shares the hilarious accounts of the glory days of The Carol Burnett Show and his famous partnerships with entertainment greats like Harvey Korman, Don Knotts, Dick Van Dyke, Betty White, Vicki Lawrence, Bob Newhart, and of course, Carol Burnett. As a bonus, readers will enjoy never-before-shared stories of hilarious behind-the-scenes antics on McHale’s Navy and The Carol Burnett Show.
Tim Conway dies; ‘Carol Burnett Show’ star and comedian’s comedian was 85
Tim Conway, whose gallery of innocent goofballs, stammering bystanders, transparent connivers, oblivious knuckleheads and hapless bumblers populated television comedy and variety shows for more than half a century, died on Tuesday in Los Angeles. He was With a sweetly cherubic face, a deceptively athletic physicality and an utter devotion to foolishness and slapstick, Mr. The winner of six Emmy Awards and a member of the Television Academy Hall of Fame, he was a leading non-leading man, a vivid second banana whose deferential mien and skill as a collaborator made him most comfortable — and often funniest — in the shadow of a star. For Mr. Conway was regularly featured from to After mustering out of the Army in the late s, he was working for a television station in Cleveland, writing, directing and occasionally performing, creating characters for comedy spots on a show devoted to movies.
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From to he appeared in more than 20 TV shows, TV series and films, portraying different characters in each. Twice, in and in —81, he had his own TV series. Conway was admired for his ability to depart from scripts with humorous ad libs and gestures, which frequently caused others in the skit to break character while attempting to control their surprise and laughter.
Tim Conway, who passed away yesterday at the age of 85, used to feel ubiquitous. He was also one of the most consistent, a consummate pro who could reliably wring laughs out of any audience with his deadpan charm and thorough commitment to silliness. Conway plays a nervous dentist on his first day who tries to talk his patient Korman out of the appointment and then lets loose a stream of increasingly incompetent and hilarious behavior. Still, he tries his best, to disastrous results. Conway was an all-around performer, gifted at character work, verbal dexterity, and slapstick.
Getty Tim Conway and Harvey Korman. Conway had a longstanding friendship and friendly rivalry with his costar Harvey Korman. Korman passed away in Both Conway and Korman were frequent guests on the Danny Kaye show. Conway was also a regular personality on the show.
My Hilarious Life. Tim Conway, left, and former Calif. Gray Davis tape a skit for a television show during halftime of the game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Minnesota Timberwolves on January 30, in Los Angeles. He was Conway died in a long-term-care facility after suffering complications of hydrocephalus, Bragman said. He also had dementia.