He was easily recognizable for his trademark bushy moustache, curly hair, and comedic reactions. Stand-up , radio , television , film , theatre. The New York Times. At their peak, they appeared as regulars on the summer replacement musical variety series Our Place , then earned the right to front their own summer series with The Burns and Schreiber Comedy Hour With his curly black hair, bushy mustache and squinty eyes, the teddy bear-like Schreiber had a face and body made for comedy–as amply displayed in his memorable series of Doritos commercials in the s, in which he appeared as a chef, a pilot, a judge and other characters distracted by people loudly crunching the corn chips.

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Occasionally he would do a full-on true Hardy by looking directly at the camera. Burns was a guest voice in the a episode of The Simpsons” Beyond Blunderdome “. Dying on the Edge. But Schreiber sometimes lamented being a funny man instead of a leading man, a confession that once prompted a reporter to tactfully point out that Schreiber was hardly Cary Grant. In addition to acting, Schreiber taught improv theater in and out of his L.

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Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediatelyespecially if potentially libelous or harmful. The New York Times. The Dukes of Hazzard. During the s, he was part of two stand-up comedy partnerships, first with George Carlin and later Avery Schreiber. Dead and Loving It More than that, he was probably the most gentle, kind and compassionate person I have known.


The duo’s most identifiable skit was the “taxi cab” routine with Avery as a beleaguered cabbie at the mercy of Burns’ relentlessly gabby and nonsensical customer, with Burns punctuating every conversation with a repeated “Huh?

Audible Download Audio Books. Faerie Tale Theatre Pinocchio. Shrivdr they would flip the relationship and Burns would be the straight man, with Schreiber playing someone or something very broad and outlandish, like a dog or a robot.

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Both trained actors, they also gave each other the freedom to work solo. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: In other projects Wikimedia Commons. Saturday the 14th Strikes Back.

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Avery Schreiber was the Oliver Hardy counterpart who bore the brunt of Burns’ verbal drone. They tended to use their ethnicities in their act. Burns and Schreiber were best known for a series of routines in which Burns played a talkative taxicab passenger, with Schreiber as the driver.


Although he survived triple by-pass surgery, he never fully recovered. He teamed with Lorenzo Music to provide the voices for a pair of crash test dummies respectively named Vince and Larry in a series of United States Department of Transportation public service announcements that promoted the use of seat belts.

His character was not popular, and was dropped after eleven appearances. His scores make his case. This satisfaction of putting on variety shows and entertaining prompted his move into a career of comedy.

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He was a writer and briefly head-writer on Hee Haw He and comedian Michael Richards were involved in a staged on-air fight with Andy Kaufmanlater re-created in the Kaufman biopic Man on the Moon. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Among the routines Avery developed during his years afery Second City was the “samurai landlord” that John Belushi later made famous on Saturday Night Live Men in Tights and Dracula: