The Wiere Brothers

Their Wikipedia page.

And in 1962, reduced to playing the state fair circuit.

Newspaper source.
     Posted By: Paul - Wed Aug 15, 2018
     Category: Comedians | Twentieth Century

Early River Dancers?
Posted by Virtual on 08/15/18 at 10:49 AM
Hey, Paul. There's no shame in performing at a State Fair. I've seen a number of performers at them who were in no way on the way down in their careers. Paul Rogers, Blue Oyster Cult, Def Leppard, Weird Al Yankovic, Sammy Hagar, Celine Dion, Joan Jett - I've seen them all on stages in Arizona, Minnesota, Oklahoma and California.

As for the brothers, a good comedy act with a pantomime horse is always a hit.
Posted by KDP on 08/15/18 at 11:18 AM
It's been a long time since I've seen a pantomime horse, but there is this:

Posted by Phideaux on 08/15/18 at 12:10 PM
I besmirched the reputation of all State Fairs needlessly, KDP! I will have to watch this film as penance!
Posted by Paul on 08/15/18 at 01:50 PM
Good on them for still doing demanding physical work 30 years later! But who would you spend your Depression Era dime on--1931 Busby Berkeley musical films, or a fake horse kicking its own ass?
Posted by Bill the Splut on 08/15/18 at 05:32 PM
I would hardly say "reduced to," the state fair circuit was probably done for advertising.
In 1962 The Wiere Brothers were the stars of their own CBS television series titled "Oh, Those Bells." The series only ran for 13 episodes, but in latter years they were also featured on "The Hollywood Palace" (1964) "The Sammy Davis Jr. Show" (1966) as well as "Rowan and Martin's Laugh In" (1969)
Posted by Nurtchy on 08/15/18 at 11:07 PM
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