Make it ‘real’ on Ernie Kovacs’ birthday Sunday

It’s partly a marketing gimmick, but who can argue with the subject matter? In celebration of what would have been the 92nd birthday of Ernie Kovacs, Shout! Factory is asking fans of comedy to salute the comedian’s legacy by posting birthday remembrances online at his commemmorative Facebook page and by tweeting in his honor with a hashtag #itsbeenreal (Kovac’s signature farewell).

Earlier this month, Shout! and Ediad Prods. (which manages the archives of Kovacs and his late wife Edie Adams) announced the six-DVD release of “The Ernie Kovacs Collection” would come April 19.

Above: a rare 1952 kinescope from “Kovacs on the Corner.”

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