A few days prior to his death of natural causes on Sunday at the age of 98, Reiner tweeted: “Nothing pleases me more than knowing that I have lived the best life possible by having met & marrying the gifted Estelle (Stella) Lebost—who partnered with me in bringing Rob, Annie & Lucas Reiner into to this needy & evolving world.”
The last of a nearly extinct breed of Borsht Belt comic geniuses who once ruled the American comedy universe, Carl Reiner brought this distinctly Jewish style of humor to film and television as a director, comedian, screenwriter, actor, producer, and singer. When Mel Brooks, Reiner’s lifelong compatriot in comedy and cherished companion, leaves us laughing, this cherished era will draw to a close.
Join Kathryn Bernheimer for an appreciation of Carl Reiner featuring clips and commentary highlighting his enormous contribution to popular culture.
A mensch as well as a master of mirth, Reiner was beloved as well as respected, and leaves a rich legacy of friendship, family, and fall-down funny work.
Exit Laughing: Remembering Carl Reiner with Clips and Conversation
Sunday, July 19, 4:00 pm
With Kathryn Bernheimer, Founding Director of the Boulder Jewish Film Festival
$5 per household
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