Category:
Comedians

Chinese Crosstalk Comedy





[Turn on CC in second video.]

Crosstalk, also known by its Chinese name xiangsheng... is a traditional Chinese comedic performing arts, and one of China's most popular cultural elements. It is typically in the form of a duo dialogue between two performers... The crosstalk language, rich in puns and allusions, is delivered in a rapid, bantering style... Canadian crosstalk comedian Dashan (Mark Rowswell) says the closest equivalent in English would be Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" sketch.

Posted By: Paul - Sat Jul 01, 2017 - Comments (0)
Category: Humor, Comedians, Asia

Groucho & Chico Go To Jail





I cannot find any subsequent info on this case, which I had never heard of before. Did the Marx Bros. win on appeal? I certainly don't think they ever went to jail.

Original article here.

Posted By: Paul - Fri May 05, 2017 - Comments (5)
Category: Crime, Humor, Comedians, 1930s

Mystery Illustration 41

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What famous film comedian is this drawing supposed to represent?

The answer is here.

And after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Sat Mar 18, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: Movies, Comics, 1950s, Comedians

Mystery Illustration 36



You guys did pretty good guessing Danny Kaye some time ago. So who is this world-famous comedian?

The answer is here.

And after the jump.

More in extended >>

Posted By: Paul - Wed Jan 04, 2017 - Comments (2)
Category: 1950s, Comedians

Bob “Bazooka” Burns



Full story here.

Posted By: Paul - Tue Jun 28, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Inventions, Outsider Art, 1940s, Comedians

Merry Xmas!

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Posted By: Paul - Tue Dec 25, 2012 - Comments (0)
Category: Holidays, 1930s, Comedians

Fake Language Song



Although the lyrics sound like a variety of languages, it's all gibberish.

YouTube identifies the performer as Arihiro Fujimura.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Oct 04, 2010 - Comments (6)
Category: Languages, Music, Comedians, Parody, Asia

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