Henny Youngman

Henny Youngman

Henny Youngman

16.03.1906 - 24.02.1998 (91 years)

Henry "Henny" Youngman (original Yiddish surname Yungman; 16 March 1906 – 24 February 1998) was an English-American comedian and musician famous for his mastery of the "one-liner"; his best known one-liner being "Take my wife ... please". In a time when many comedians told elaborate anecdotes, Youngman's routine consisted of telling simple one-liner jokes, occasionally with interludes of violin playing. These depicted simple, cartoon-like situations, eliminating lengthy build-ups and going straight to the punch line. He was known as "the King of One-Liners", a title conferred to him by columnist Walter Winchell. A stage performance by Youngman lasted only 15 to 20 minutes but contained dozens of jokes in rapid-fire succession.



Night Of 100 Stars III (1990)

IMDB: 5.7 (100 votes)
GoodFellas (1990)

IMDB: 8.7 (948816 votes)
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

IMDB: 6.2 (9645 votes)
History of the World: Part I (1981)

IMDB: 6.8 (50,992 votes)