Trending
MOST READ
How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

How Rebates Have the Texas Film Industry Playing Catch Up To its Neighbors

Screens: See if you can spot the common thread that is pulling at the seams of the Texas film industry. On NBC’s The Night Shift, a stock-written staff... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Music: Deep into his brilliant six-part essay “How Hip-hop Failed Black America,” Roots maestro Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson dropped... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Best Fajitas

Best Fajitas

Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013

Best Public Swimming Pool

Best of 2013: 4/24/2013
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

Screens & Tech

Ernie Kovacs: 'Ernie Kovacs: The ABC Specials'

Photo: , License: N/A



Related stories


Accompanying the treasure trove that is the 2011 six-disc Ernie Kovacs Collection, Shout Factory has just released a single-disc anthology of TV specials the legendary comedian made in late 1961, just before his untimely death. It's a fantastic batch of work that includes some of his best sketches. The DVD is jam-packed with his whole range of humor: straight-up Vaudeville howlers, surreal inversions of cliché, and perfectly timed visual gag montages set to brilliantly incongruous music. It's also evidence of Kovacs' brilliant visual and auditory sensibilities, which, it's clear seeing them now, were far ahead of their time. As a special bonus, the disc contains a collection of the commercials he made for Dutch Masters cigars; given free reign to make them, they showcase Kovacs' grand sense of humor and almost come off as bits out of his shows rather than interruptions of them. This is a must-own for fans of sharp comedy.

Recently in Screens & Tech
We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus