Monday, April 24, 2017

Chris Bearde June 18, 1936 - April 23, 2017

Chris Bearde was our pal.  He was one of the greatest comedic talents in television history, with a rapier-sharp wit and young man’s rage against injustice.  

Chris created The Gong Show, produced The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour and wrote the television special Elvis, also known as the 68 Comeback. 

One of Chris’ last Facebook posts

Up until this weekend, he continued to stand up against Donald Trump and his thugs with Facebook posts that were often hilarious, always full of righteous anger and disbelief that this country he’d arrived in from Australia had come to this!  Eighty is a good run, but Chris, like Joan Rivers when she died, was so youthful, energetic and passionate right up until the moment it stopped, that the shock is real.

We’ll miss Chris Bearde.

Chris’ Facebook post last week