CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

The Hollywood Reporter reports:

Norm Crosby, the stand-up comedian who spent more than five decades amusing and bemusing audiences in nightclubs and on television as the “Master of the Malaprop,” has died. He was 93. Crosby died Saturday of heart failure at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The likable Boston native also appeared as a regular on Dean Martin’s celebrity roasts and NBC variety program and on scores of talk shows, and he co-hosted Jerry Lewis’ Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon for more than 25 years.

Crosby’s rapid-fire talent for misusing words landed him gigs as a pitchman for such national companies as Red Lobster (come on in and “create your own shrimp and seafood complications”) and Anheuser-Busch’s dreadful Natural Light beer (which he drank when he was “dehibernated”).