Wednesday, November 18, 2009

KEN OBER, TV Host, Is Dead At 52

(From The New York Times)

MTV REMOTE CONTROL game show host KEN OBER died at the age of 52.

Ober was the host of the series for five seasons on MTV, airing first in 1987. 

The series helped launched the careers of several notables, including DENIS LEARY and ADAM SANDLER.

He followed the series as producer of MIND OF MENCIA for COMEDY CENTRAL and also as a consulting producer for several episodes of THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE on CBS. 

Ober got his start as a stand up comedian on STAR SEARCH in 1984 where he was named the COMEDIAN CHAMPION.

No cause of death has been identified as yet.

Ken Ober, TV Host, Is Dead At 52

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