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Remembering Tommy Smothers

The Smothers Brothers - The Two Sides of the Smothers Brothers (Mercury – MG 20675, 1962 🇺🇸)

The Album Cover of the Twi Sides of the Smothers Brothers

For me, much of the comedy of the 1960s and 1970s is tough to sit through. Even with one of my favorite comics of all time, George Carlin, I find the material during those decades kind of slow. However, the Smothers Brothers have always come through. I remember, watching reruns of their specials on PBS when I was much younger and enjoying their brand of humor very much. It was quick, it was snarky, it was tongue in cheek, and, of course, Tommy Smothers brought his excellent yo-yo skills with him wherever he went. That’s a winning combination for any kid.

Smothers Brothers Record Label

The Smothers Brothers always meant a lot to me and I’m sorry to hear the news of Tommy’s recent passing. Most of the brothers’ output is available via streaming services, so do yourself a favor, and give a listen to some of their albums. They are quick witted and sharp; I think you’ll find their brand of humor incredibly timeless.


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