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Tropic Thunder Goes Viral
A few minutes of impromptu comedic mayhem inspired by three of America's funniest actors. Stiller, Downey and Black remind me of the Marx Brothers, who in their heyday were marketing the classic film "Duck Soup" that dealt with the futility of war. This is one viral video that I'm certain will never air on Turner Classic Movies. Signed, Jerry "Papa" Stiller (no relation to any of the above players)
eGuider: Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (team)
Iconic Comedy Duo
Married in 1953, Jerry and Anne later became members of The Compass Players, an improvisational team that evolved into Second City. On their own they began touring together on the national club circuit while giving new and inventive meaning to the term "spousal comedy." As part of the stellar husband-and-wife comedy team "Stiller & Meara," Jerry and Anne were on top of the comedy game in the 1960s, a steady and hilarious presence on TV variety, notably The Ed Sullivan Show, on which they appeared 36 times. After well over a decade of fame together, they decided to pursue individual success and both found it. Anne Meara continues to work on stage, television and film. Jerry's career was revitalized in the role of the raucous, gasket-blowing Frank Costanza on the sitcom classic Seinfeld. Jerry and Anne continued to work on the hit series King of Queens.