Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Comedian Shelley Berman is celebrating his 90th birthday this month. To mark the occasion, we're sharing one of his classic improvisational telephone routines where he carries on a conversation with an invisible adversary.
Berman has had a long career as an actor and comedian. Most recently he appeared as Larry David's aged father on Curb Your Enthusiasm, a role for which he received a 2008 Emmy Award nomination.
In this clip, Berman is on the phone with a clerk at the hotel he has just checked into. He voices his dissatisfaction with the lack of certain amenities that he expected to find in his hotel room, such as a window and a door.
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