Rip Taylor Was In On The Joke

NPRWhen a joke would bomb — or rather, when an audience would fail to join him in laughing uproariously at a joke he'd just finished — Rip Taylor would switch off. For just a second, he'd drop the merry mirthful maniac bit: He'd stop laughing and frown, his ...

October 7th 2019


Rip Taylor, Comedian Known For His Camp And Confetti, Dies At 84

NPRRip Taylor, the comedian who became a fixture of 1970s game shows with his outrageous antics, flamboyant style and signature confetti-throwing, has died at age 84. His publicist, Harlan Boll, confirmed Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills, Calif. Taylor's ...

October 7th 2019


Comedian Rip Taylor has died at 84

CBS News"The greatest joy Rip had in life was the result of making others laugh," Boll said. "He didn't have an easy childhood. Abused and bullied, he said he discovered early, that they weren't hitting you if they were laughing." Taylor made a name for himself, and a ...

October 7th 2019


Rip Taylor, Flamboyant Television Comedian and Actor, Dies at 84

The New York TimesRip Taylor, a flamboyant mainstay of the comedy circuit who was known for his gags involving confetti, his brand of self-deprecating humor in which he would remove his toupee and his extensive voice work, died on Sunday in Los Angeles. He was 84.

October 7th 2019


Rip Taylor, the confetti-tossing actor and comedian, is dead at 84

CNNHe was born Charles Elmer Taylor in Washington, D.C., according to Boll. Taylor served in the Korean War and began entertaining then, according to Boll. Taylor's signature became wacky costumes and props, a handlebar mustache and his confetti tosses ...

October 7th 2019


Rip Taylor, wacky comedian and game-show regular, dead at 84

USA TODAYExuberant comedian Rip Taylor, best known for his many energetic game-show appearances and self-described as the "King of Confetti," has died at 84. Taylor died Sunday in Beverly Hills, publicist Harlan Boll confirmed to USA TODAY. Taylor's showbiz ...

October 7th 2019