Wed, 12/27/2023

Remembering Tom Smothers

We are sad to learn that comedian, musician, and performer Tom Smothers has passed away at the age of 86. He was one-half of the comedy duo "The Smothers Brothers" and the television show The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour with his brother Dick. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 2010 along with his younger brother, Dick Smothers.

Below are some selections from his 2000 interview:

On advice he and his brother Dick would give to aspiring television professionals:

On the social consiousness of the 1960s in the U.S. and in their act:

On censorship of The Smothers Brothers Comedy Show:

On the legacy of the Smothers Brothers:

Watch Tom Smothers' full intervew, read his obituary in The Hollywood Reporter, and learn more about his Emmy nominations and wins.