Comedy – Buster Keaton – River Junction Jail Break imasportsphile

DOG ASIDE: Film critic David Thomson later described Keaton’s style of comedy as follows: “Buster plainly is a man inclined towards a belief in nothing but mathematics and absurdity … like a number that has always been searching for the right equation. Look at his face—as beautiful but as inhuman as a butterfly—and you see…

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Comedy – Buster Keaton – The Detective – Chasing A Thief

DOG ASIDE: In February 1917, Keaton met Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle at the Talmadge Studios in New York City….where Arbuckle was under contract to Joseph M. Schenck.  During his first meeting with Arbuckle….he asked to borrow one of the cameras to get a feel for how it worked.  He took the camera back to his hotel…

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Comedy – Buster Keaton – The General Store & The Scarecrow & The Athlete

DOG ASIDE: Buster Keaton wrote, directed and starred in these three (3) wonderful comedy films….plus he performed every stunt in each different movie….as Buster was an outstanding athlete in addition to all his other talents.  Keaton has long been considered the most prolific and successful film director…..who was also the star of each film……for Buster…

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Comedy – Buster Keaton – Coney Island & The Restaurant

DOG ASIDE: Joseph Frank “Buster” Keaton (October 4, 1895 – February 1, 1966) was an American actor, director, producer, writer, and stunt performer….as Buster had exceptional athletic skills.  He was best known for his silent films……as his trademark was physical comedy…..with a consistently stoic, deadpan expression….which earned him the nickname “The Great Stone Face”  Keaton was recognized as…

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Comedy – Comic Relief – The Shmenges Brothers Polka Band – John Candy & Gene Levy

DOG ASIDE: George and Stan Shmenges and their Polka Band is a wonderful music comedy skit….as John Candy and Gene Levy come up with a new twist on comedy that I will bet you have never seen before…..a comedy piece with a polka band as the backdrop….and guess what!?!….they can actually play polka music. Great…

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Comedy – Comic Relief – Betty And Her Boys – Robin Williams & Billy Crystal

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Billy Crystal and Robin Williams do a simply hilarious modern dance routine in this Comic Relief skit called “Betty and Her Boys”…..Man, these guys were funny….and this piece is just side-bending…..enjoy!!!….Oh Robin….we miss you so.

Comedy – Comic Relief – Harry Anderson & Whoopie Goldberg

DOG COMMENTARY: I can say this from the bottom of my heart….and Bone Daddy will tell you that this lil ole Chiweenie has a little body….but big ears….and a huge heart….and I will be the first to tell you that I can be had…..especially when folks pull on my heart strings…..so when I apply this…

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Comedy – Smothers Brothers Host Young Comedian Show – Jerry Seinfeld

DOG ASIDE: Comedian Jerry Seinfeld was a stand-up comedian long before he became hugely successful with his TV show Seinfeld….which ran continuously on television from 1988 to 1998…..which is still being shown as syndicated re-runs all over the world in 2016….some 20 years later…..but, in today’s video….he is just getting his career started in stand-up…

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Comedy – Chevy Chase Host Young Comedians – Irv Burton

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Irv Burton was wonderful at physical comedy….as his impersonations of King Kong and Aretha Franklin are outstanding….and funny as heck…..but his bit on Sydney Portier and Bill Cosby is funny…..then his rendition of the 20 minute warning before Mama comes to kick some ass is so true….as this comedian is worth the watch.