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Regis Philbin, RIP

Regis Philbin---who first made us laugh as a sidekick on "The Joey Bishop Show" [YouTube link] and on "Live! with Regis and Kathie Lee," and with Kelly Ripa [YouTube link] and with the game show "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire" [YouTube link]---has died at the age of 88.

The man, who holds the Guinness World Record for most hours on television, was born in Manhattan, raised in The Bronx, and brought a classic New York sensibility to all his comedy. From the New York Times obituary:

"Aggravation is an art form in his hands," wrote Bill Zehme, the co-author of two Philbin memoirs. "Annoyance stokes him, sends him forth, gives him purpose. Ruffled, he becomes electric, full of play and possibility. There is magnificence in his every irritation."

He'll be missed. RIP, Regis.