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Daniel Hale "Dan" Rowan (July 22, – September 22, ) was an American comedian. He was featured in the television show Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In, wherein he played straight man to Dick Martin.
TV's ‘Laugh-in’ comic Dick Martin dies in Calif.
Thomas Richard "Dick" Martin (January 30, – May 24, ) was an American comedian Martin and Dan Rowan formed the comedy team Rowan and Martin in , and played in nightclubs across the United States and overseas.
Description:Television comedy meant sitcoms or variety programmes; even the controversial Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour included its anti-war messages within the traditional variety format. Laugh-In, whose title reflected Sixties sit-ins, be-ins and love-ins, was a brightly coloured anarchic mix of one-liners, sight gags, slapstick, and non sequiturs, a comic "trip" presided over by a pair of traditional stand-up comics, the urbane Dan Rowan, slightly tipsy and bemused, and the ditzy Dick Martin. Martin, who has died aged 86, confounded Rowan and chortled to himself, as if he couldn't believe the fun he was about to have. It was Middle America welcoming the Sixties, or Hollywood's version of them, with open arms. Although the network's executives, predictably, disliked the show, critical response was so good that it debuted in January , as a mid-season replacement for The Man from Uncle. It popularised expressions such as "here come da judge" borrowed from black comics and "sock it to me" from black music as well as Martin's own "you bet your sweet bippy", and made careers for actors such as Goldie Hawn, Lily Tomlin and Henry Gibson.