The Firesign Theatre were very important to me, while growing up. My late brother and I were always very fond of Peter Bergman – his voice, his wit etc. When we had the chance to meet him, he was really nice to us.
I may be alone here, but I always thought Lee Vaunce & The Smoker should’ve been a full-fledged Firesign side-project – though it is consigned to KPFK addicts and Bergman completists.
I always particularly hate it when good comedians die – as there are so few people I find funny / amusing these days. I am always craining my neck towards the past for humor that I like – I hope Mr. Bergman can now have a nice chat with Spike Milligan or Lenny Bruce.
“Forward, into the past” – Peter Bergman, you will be greatly missed.