I was watching an old TV show that featured Foster Brooks and realized how brilliant a comedian he was. Not just his dead perfect ‘drunk’ impersonations, but also his witty jokes and biting sense of humor.
Which got me to thinking that I can’t remember anyone else, other than WC Fields perhaps, who built a career around around always being intoxicated.
So am I forgetting someone? Have there been other successful comics who have had a similar shtick to his? Is it unthinkable that someone could do the same thing he did now, or would it be considered gauche or unseemly today?
For those unfamiliar with Foster here is a youtube of some of his better roasts.