Ernie Kovacs.  So ahead of his time, gone way too soon.  Great comedian, just looking at this picture makes me crack up.

Ernie Kovacs was a cigar-loving comedian who had the unfortunate luck of being a genius and a visionary at a time when people wanted their televi

“The Ernie Kovacs Collection,” new on DVD, gives the contemporary viewer an opportunity to admire Kovacs, a seminal television comedian.

‘The Ernie Kovacs Collection,’ New on DVD

“The Ernie Kovacs Collection,” new on DVD, gives the contemporary viewer an opportunity to admire Kovacs, a seminal television comedian.

Ernie Kovacs (actor, comedian, writer) (1919 - 1962) Born in Trenton, N.J.

Ernie Kovacs (January 1919 - January was an American comedian . There are more than 8000 people in the USA who has Kovacs as last name .

The Ernie Kovacs Collection: Ernie Kovacs Reacts to Florence Foster Jenk...

The Ernie Kovacs Collection: Ernie Kovacs Reacts to Florence Foster Jenk...

‘Bite-of-the-nail suspense …’ Alec Guinness (right) and Ernie Kovacs in Our Man in Havana (1959).

’Tis a strange serpent – 10 of the most entertaining drinking bouts in literature

‘Bite-of-the-nail suspense …’ Alec Guinness (right) and Ernie Kovacs in Our Man in Havana (1959).

Ernie Kovacs was a writer as well as an actor, radio DJ and comedian.  Born and raised in Trenton, he published two books and contributed regular features to MAD magazine.

Ernie Kovacs was a writer as well as an actor, radio DJ and comedian. Born and raised in Trenton, he published two books and contributed regular features to MAD magazine.

Edie Adams and Ernie Kovacs

Edie Adams and Ernie Kovacs

Ernie Kovacs

Ernie Kovacs

Ernie Kovacs - comedic genius and trailblazer; died at 42 in MVA

The master of video comedy: Ernie Kovacs - Without Kovacs, no Laugh-In, no Monty Python.

Ernie Kovacs...okay, maybe admire isn't the right verb but I think he was a comic genius.

** Ernie Kovacs - The Nairobi Trio "Solfeggio" - ABC Television Network Vid. -- Oh yes, it was a very silly time at times. This sort of thing must have contributed much to my sense of humor.

Edie Adams and Ernie Kovacs in Tonight! (1953)

Edie Adams and Ernie Kovacs in Tonight! (1953)

Born Jan. 23,  1919 in Trenton, NJ.  Died Jan. 13, 1962 of automobile accident in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Ernie Kovacs

From 1950 until he died in an auto accident in Ernie Kovacs created some of the most inventive and unusual television ever made.

ERNEST EDWARD "ERNIE" KOVACS (Comedian / Actor)  BIRTH:  January 13,1919 in Trenton, New Jersey, U.S.A.  DEATH:  January 12, 1962 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.  CAUSE OF DEATH:  Automobile Accident CLAIM TO FAME:  Wake Me When It's Over

Ernie Kovacs was considered a comic genius. He created one of the first weird shows on television, "The Ernie Kovacs Show". He died on Jan 1962 in a car crash at the age of

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