Comedy legends…forgotten animal stars…spinning heads…flying bodies…terrified lingerie models…and lions on the loose! These were all common staples of American silent comedies during the 1910s and 1920s, when audiences flocked to theaters to see the latest fast-paced cartoonish slapstick comedies. One and two-reel comedies were so popular that they were often time a bigger draw than concurrent feature films.
At That Slapstick Show, curated by Nelson Hughes, see the likes of comedy legends Roscoe "Fatty” Arbuckle and Charley Chase, as well as returnees-to-our-series Harry Sweet and Al St. John. Our continuing look at the silent comedies of Educational Pictures and Universal Studios will be also on tap with Slim Summerville and Fanny the Mule along with other surprises. So—please join us at Standard ToyKraft in Williamsburg, Brooklyn on Friday, October 16th 2015 for a great evening of laughs from the comedy greats of the silver screen. Bring your friends, too!
Special: Featuring live musical accompaniment by Charlie Judkins! Refreshments will be available for sale from Standard ToyKraft.