Tom Smothers, Half Of The American Comic Group, The Smothers Brothers, Dead At 86

The comedic duo Smothers Brothers’ half, Tom Smothers, passed away at the age of 86.

According to a statement released by his brother Dick Smothers on Wednesday and posted by the National Comedy Center, Smothers was hailed as “not only the loving older brother that everyone would want in their life,” but also as “a one-of-it creative partner.”

Furthermore, Dick disclosed that Tom passed away at home surrounded by his loved ones following a protracted fight with cancer. Tom and Dick gained notoriety for their contentious political humor while playing as a folk musical comedy duo.

The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, a variety show that aired from 1967 to 1969, was famous for having been canceled by CBS when the two publicly opposed the Vietnam War and advocated for civil rights. Tom and Dick were well-known for their contentious political humor when they performed as a folk musical comedy team.

Despite the fact that Tom and Dick showed they did not violate their contract by successfully suing CBS when the network canceled their show, the show was never put back on the air. In 2019, the National humor Center honored Tom and Dick’s contributions to humor by bringing them out of retirement and onto stage.

In a statement posted on Facebook on Wednesday, Journey Gunderson, the center’s executive director, praised the brother’s accomplishments and sense of humor.

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