American stand-up comedian who was the voice behind Sid the Squid in the 1993 cartoon series the Animanics. He was the head writer on the first seasons of both Hee Haw and The Muppet Show.
He worked at the radio station KXOL in Texas with comedian partner George Carlin .
He married Violet Torre and lived with 11 cats for a while.
The network attempted to replace Don Knotts with him on The Andy Griffith Show.