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Comedian Irwin Corey, ‘The World’s Foremost Authority,’ Dies at 102

7 February 2017 5:46 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Irwin Corey, who Lenny Bruce once called “one of the most brilliant comedians of all time,” has died at 102.

A classic “comedian’s comedian,” Corey died on Monday at his home in Manhattan, NY his son Richard confirmed to NPR.

Billed as “the world’s foremost authority” and nicknamed “professor,” Corey was known for delivering quirky one-liners and slapstick routines as a wild-haired, faux professor dressed in a beat-up tuxedo and spaghetti tie.

Corey was a master of double-talk comedy and would make fun of academic pretenses by spouting strings of multisyllabic science-words in long nonsensical dialogues, often beginning with the word “however. »

- Mike Miller

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