May 7, 2015

Forgotten Folk's - Willie Tyler and Lester

I remember seeing Willie and Lester on television a lot when I was a kid.  Willie Tyler was and still is an incredibly skilled ventriloquist, and his comedy acts with his partner/dummy Lester were always funny.  I remember Willie and Lester popping up on various sitcoms throughout the 70's, 80's, and 90's, such as Laugh In, Sanford and Son, What's Happening, and tons of commercials.

They were an act people truly loved seeing, and spontaneous laughter & applause would usually ensue whenever they'd make an appearance.

If you're a bit hazy on this comedy act, here are a few clips that may jog your memory.  If nothing else, they will give you a good feel for Willie and Lester's shtick..

If you're wondering, Willie and Lester are both alive and well. You can see what's new with them at their website... Willie and

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