Top 5 Senior Comedians in History

By Marvin, 9:00 am on

Forgetting about troubles is easy when a senior watches a great comedic routine. In fact, many Plano in-home care professionals recommend laughter in order to boost emotional wellbeing for senior clients. Following are some memorable and inspirational comedians your senior loved one will enjoy watching over and over again.

1. Rodney Dangerfield

While many seniors laugh at movies starring Jacob Cohen, they actually known him by his screen name Rodney Dangerfield who was born on November 22, 1921. Among Dangerfield’s most famous works are Caddyshack, No Respect and the television series Still Standing. When he wasn’t busy working, Dangerfield enjoyed writing until he passed away in 2004. 

2. Phyllis Diller

Phyllis Diller did not enter the world of comedy until her husband encouraged her to try out for You Bet Your Life when she was 37 years old. She continued to perform stand-up comedy routines until she was 89 years old along with doing voice bits in films including A Bug’s Life. She spent much of her free time caring for her family. 

3. Red Skelton

Red Skelton’s famous auburn hair still makes him one of the most recognizable stand-up comedians of all time. He regularly did routines on the Red Skelton Show that aired from 1951 to 1971. When he was not working, he often would wake up very early to compose music. 

4. Carol Burnett

Many families eagerly gathered around television sets for the Carol Burnett Show each week for over 11 seasons. This comedian also regularly performed stand-up routines and performed on Broadway. When she was not working, Carol Burnett enjoyed her time decorating her homes andcondos. 

5. Lucille Ball

Making her last public appearance at the 1989 Oscars ceremony when she introduced Bob Hope, Lucille Ball will always be remembered as one of the greatest comedians of all time. I Love Lucy and its spinoff shows are still regularly seen in reruns. When Ball was not busy working, she enjoyed gardening. 

Seniors can draw inspiration by laughing at these senior comedians. They can also draw inspiration from the fact that they never quit enjoying their hobbies. Learn more about ways to inspire and motivate seniors by calling Home Care Assistance at (214) 586-0120 today. Our highly trained in-home Plano caregivers encourage our clients to maintain active lifestyles to promote longevity and vitality during the golden years. Schedule a free consultation today and learn how we can customize a unique care plan for your loved one.