Del Close
Date of Birth
Mar 09, 1933
Birth Place:
Manhattan, KS

Biography

American standup comedian Del Close was one of the founding members of Chicago's Second City comedy troupe. In his prime, Close was a confrontational comic in the abrasive, scatological vein of his admitted role model Lenny Bruce. Working at Second City as a director, he helped nurture and channel the talents of another comic genius, John Belushi. Having made his first TV appearances in the 1960s...