Jewish king of comedy Sid Caesar turns 89

Legendary Jewish comedian Sid Caesar turns eighty-nine years old today. Ten years ago on his birthday, Mr. Caesar made a guest appearance on the improv comedy show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" hosted by Drew Carey, where he wowed the audience with his linguistic prowess — and showed that he’s still plenty funny. Video after the jump.

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Aside from the 2003 JTA write-up linked to earlier, our Archive has a handful of articles that make reference to Mr. Caesar, which you can read in the "related links" section below.

Check out Sid Caesar’s website for archival material from this living legend of the Borscht Belt. 

Happy Birthday!

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