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Happy Birthday, Joe E. Brown!

Joseph Evans Brown was born on July 28, 1891 in Holgate, Ohio, near Toledo. In 1902, when only 10 years old, Brown joined a troupe of circus performers known as the Five Marvelous Ashtons. With them, her toured the US, … Continue reading

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Stan Laurel

A biography of the great Stan Laurel Continue reading

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The Birth of Slapstick

Where the term slapstick originated. Continue reading

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Schlemiel, Schlemazel

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Comedy’s Prehistoric Origins

Where did comedy begin? In truth. We’ll never know. I like to imagine it began with a couple cavemen – let’s call the Mugg and Ugg. Mugg thinks he’s the cat’s pajamas, the sabre-tooth cat’s pajamas, and always treats Ugg … Continue reading

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