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RIP Otto Petersen of Otto & George


Sad news today, comedian and guest of the Boris and Robyn Show, Otto Petersen has passed away.  Known as the human half of “Otto & George,” Petersen has been performing for practically his entire life. When he was 7 years old growing up in Staten Island, Otto was inspired to pursue puppetry by watching the daytime children’s show, Winchell Mahoney Time. He’s been entertaining ever since, including a stop at The Chance in Poughkeepsie last month and this classic appearance on Late Show With David Letterman:

Last year, Otto survived bacterial meningitis, spending a week in a coma. Petersen reportedly passed away in his sleep, he was 53.  He recently Tweeted this undated photo from early in his career:

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