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That Slapstick Show: When Comedies Learned to Talk

  • Standard Toykraft 722 Metropolitan Avenue 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY, 11211 United States (map)

A look at film comedy during the early sound era!

Presented by Nelson Hughes

At “When Comedies Learned to Talk,” we'll showcase the challenging highs and lows faced by comedians during the early sound era of films through six very rare ‘All-Talking’ comedy shorts produced from 1929 to 1932. Some of the highlights include: Bobby Clark and Paul McCullough, one of the most bizarre comedy teams of the sound era; a continuing look at Educational Pictures in the 1930s; and, naturally, our regular installment of the Slapstick Secret Stash film—this time featuring an early sound entry from Universal Studios starring perhaps the most creepy, demented child actor in motion picture history. We'll also pay tribute to the original kings of comedy: Mack Sennett, Hal Roach, and Al Christie; demonstrating how they fared during the sound era. So...please join us at Standard Toykraft as we kick off a new season of rare and classic comedy films.

Show tix $10 at the door. 

Light refreshments will be available for purchase from Standard ToyKraft.

Doors at 7:30pm; show starts soon thereafter. Arrive on time for good seats! 

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