Los Angeles, CA – Shout! Factory commemorates the career of influential comic trailblazer Sid Caesar with its latest DVD package, Sid Caesar: The Works, a five-DVD set spanning 1950 to 2014. Sid Caesar: The Works contains more than eleven hours of fan favorites and previously unreleased material, plus a twenty-page book of history, rare photos, and notes, and many interviews and extras, including the 2014 Paley Center for Media Tribute Program with Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Billy Crystal.
Carl Reiner said in May 2018 that sketch comedy is what it is today because of Sid Caesar—and Caesar, along with his legendary team of writers and producers (including Imogene Coca, Nanette Fabray, Mel Brooks, Larry Gelbart, Neil Simon, Woody Allen, and Carl Reiner), revolutionized sketch comedy by telling stories that were rooted in the human condition. Along the way they paved the way for Saturday Night Live, while Caesar served as Reiner’s inspiration for The Dick Van Dyke Show, the Mel Brooks film My Favorite Year and Neil Simon’s Broadway hit Laughter on the 23rd Floor.
Sid Caesar: The Works is a comprehensive collection of the best work of Caesar and his team beginning with The Admiral Broadway Review, through Your Shows of Shows and Caesar’s Hour. The five-DVD set contains previously unreleased material, including the first-time DVD release of the feature film Ten From Your Show of Shows, the Emmy-winning 1967 CBS Reunion Special, the Chevy Show and a rare 1983 episode of A&E’s Nightcap, featuring Studs Terkel and Calvin Trillin in conversation with Sid Caesar, Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner.
Sid Caesar: The Works will officially be released on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, though customers can pre-order it now. Customers who order the set directly from ShoutFactory.com will also receive a bonus disc: Sid Caesar: Extra Portion, a DVD single featuring more than two hours of additional sketches.
Shout! Factory, LLC is a diversified multi-platform media company devoted to producing, uncovering, preserving and revitalizing the very best of pop culture. Founders Richard Foos, Bob Emmer and Garson Foos have spent their entire careers sharing their music, television and film favorites with discerning consumers the world over. Shout! Factory’s entertainment offerings serve up feature films, classic and contemporary TV series, animation, live music and comedy specials. In addition, Shout! Factory maintains a vast entertainment distribution network which delivers culturally relevant programming, movie and audio content to all the leading digital service providers in North America and across multiple platforms. Shout! Factory owns and operates Shout! Factory Productions, Scream Factory, Shout! Factory Kids, Shout! Factory Films, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Timeless Media Group and Shout! Factory TV. These riches are the result of a creative acquisition mandate that has established the company as a hotbed of cultural preservation and commercial reinvention. Shout! Factory is based in Los Angeles, California. For more on Shout! Factory, visit shoutfactory.com.