Dying on Stage – The Story of Comedian Dick Shawn – Ironic Tragedy

Dick’s son Adam interviewed:

Adam Shawn


Comedian Dick Shawn was a very well known comedian in the 1960s who performed successfully in nightclubs for 35 years. He also starred in several movies and TV shows. His brand of comedy was often similar to that of Andy Kaufman, but before Kaufman’s time. In 1987, he died on stage while performing a comedy routine. Unfortunately, the audience thought it was part of the act.