Where’s their nerve? Today’s comics mock poop, not the powerful | New York Post: "As Chevy Chase might have put it on “Saturday Night Live,” Harold Ramis is still dead. And with him has gone the finest era of comedy: The ’70s kind.
Ramis was as close to the king of comedy as it gets, as a writer, director and occasional sidekick for “Animal House,” “Meatballs,” “Caddyshack,” “Stripes,” “Ghostbusters,” “Back to School,” “National Lampoon’s Vacation” and “Groundhog Day.”
Now Ramis, like his fellow counterculturalists John Belushi, Doug Kenney (co-writer of “Animal House” and “Caddyshack”), Richard Pryor and George Carlin, is gone. Chase just turned 70. David Letterman is 66 and Bill Murray, 63, has pretty much given up comedy, unless you count unintentionally funny projects like “Hyde Park on Hudson.”"
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