Larry Beezer, a standup comedian who appeared in radio, film and television, including spots on “The Tonight Show,” died Feb. 10 of natural causes at his home in Pasadena. He was 50.
Starting in 1968, Beezer made six appearances on “The Tonight Show.” The recognition he received led to a successful string of appearances at Hollywood comedy clubs, including the Comedy Store, the Improv and Igby’s.
A native of Hatboro, Pa., Beezer moved to Philadelphia and later San Francisco to study and perform comedy.
He relocated to Los Angeles several years later, emerging in the standup circuit, where he toured and appeared with David Letterman, Jay Leno, Garry Shandling and Robin Williams. Beezer also hit the Las Vegas scene, delivering his routine at the Riviera and the Dunes hotels.
Beezer sought to expand his career, landing roles in radio, television and film. He was a regular on “Dr. Demento’s Festival of Dementia,” performed with members of the Firesign Theater and worked with Wolfman Jack on Armed Forces Radio. He played a supporting role in the feature “King of the Mountain” in 1981.
He is survived by his father and two brothers.