Jonathan Winters never failed to crack me up. Very few of his routines were written before he performed them. Audience members were invited to pass to the stage something they had brought to the show and Winters would do 5 minutes of schtick with it.

He inspired a very long list of comics from the 60's to today.

Here is an old clip of the Tonight Show with jack Parr ( the host before Johnny Carson) handing Winters a stick.

RIP to one of the funniest men who ever lived