Rip Taylor Dead at 84

Former The $1.98 Beauty Show host and funnyman Rip Taylor has passed away at the age of 84. Known for his prop-involved comedic shticks, Taylor described himself as the “King of Confetti,” after dousing fans with pieces of colored paper at nearly all performances throughout his career. After a decades-long career, some of the comedian’s most recent credits came during the first three Jackass movies for MTV.


Taylor is survived by his longtime partner Robert Fortney.