Trenton celebrates comedian and television pioneer Ernie Kovacs

BY Leah Mishkin, Correspondent |

Iconic comedian Ernie Kovacs would have turned 100 this year. To mark the occasion, a tribute was held in his hometown of Trenton.

Best known for his quirky and visually experimental humor, his style influenced many comedians. Those who knew him said that he was 20 to 30 years ahead of his time.

The Mayor of Trenton proclaimed Jan. 23 — his birthday — Ernie Kovacs Day.