Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham (April 18, 1904 – December 13, 1981) was an American entertainer. Though best known as a comedian, Markham was also a singer, dancer, and actor. His nickname came from a stage routine, in which he declared himself to be "Sweet Poppa Pigmeat". He was born in the community of Hayti, Durham, North Carolina.
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Pigmeat Markham: Mr. Vaudeville. Born this day in 1904, Dewey Pigmeat Markham’s most famous tagline and routine was Here Come De Judge!, popularized by Sammy Davis Jr. (and later, himself) on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In in 1968. By that time he had been in show business 50 years, and was an African American entertainment institution as well as an occasional face in the mainstream (chiefly on Ed Sullivan)
Bert Williams, vaudeville star "Pigmeat Markham was many things: the ranking funny man on the Avenue, a hero to young fans, the Judge. Pigmeat Markham was many things: the ranking funny man on the Avenue, a hero to young fans, the Judge. He was also a curious anomaly, the last great black comic to perform in burnt cork. I'd been working in blackface for so many years that I was scared to go on without i. - Pigmeat Markham. Pigmeat Markham was probably the only African-American comedian equally as popular in 1939 as he was in 1969.
Pigmeat Markham - Here Comes the Judge, 1968. This record right her. o incredibly funky! square-wax. You probably haven’t heard of him. Dewey Pigmeat Markham was a comedian who started off on the vaudeville circuit, known mostly for his appearances on Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In. He played quite often at the famous Apollo Theatre, sometimes - believe it or not - in blackface make-up - which while common at the time - was not common for a black comedian (which was the whole point).
Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham (April 18, 1904 – December 13, 1981) was an American entertainer. 1 Early life and career.