Happy 76th Birthday, Del Close!
Patron saint and sinner of Munden’s Bar Del Close would have been 76 today.
If you want to read about who Del was and why he was important to comics and comedians, Mike Gold has a great recollection here while reviewing a biography of the man.
If you want to see why he’s the patron saint of Munden’s Bar, read this Munden’s Bar story.
If you want to see people talking about Del, watch Tina Fey, Rachel Dratch, Stephanie Weir, Robin Williams, Joan Rivers, and Kim ‘Howard’ Johnson…
And if you want to watch his influence, watch The Colbert Report tonight.
Here’s to you, you crazy maniac.