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Started by Ebadlun on Nov 15, 2020 1:28:00 AM
Your top black and white comedians

Who's still funny from before the 60s?

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widenation - 15 Nov 2020 02:29:23 (#1 of 80)

Lenny Bruce?

Ebadlun - 15 Nov 2020 02:39:50 (#2 of 80)

Laurel and Hardy do fall back on cliched arse-kicking and camera-mugging rather a lot, but by god when they do nail a scene do they nail it. And just now and then, they'll gift Stan with surreal magic powers which he's entirely unaware of and Ollie is only briefly puzzled by.

Samsonite - 15 Nov 2020 03:17:42 (#3 of 80)

Al Jolson

downbuzz - 15 Nov 2020 03:20:12 (#4 of 80)

Shoulders Laurel and Hardy. I loved Harold Lloyd as a kid. A pair of glasses and a smile.

Ebadlun - 15 Nov 2020 03:29:43 (#5 of 80)

Oh yes, he was shown on 80s kids TV and it easily stood up to Dangermouse in playground popularity

Snarlygog - 15 Nov 2020 06:03:24 (#6 of 80)

Will Hay.

solomongursky - 15 Nov 2020 07:30:17 (#7 of 80)

When the tide runs low in the smugglers' cove, / And the 'eadless 'orseman rides above, / He drives along with his wild hallo, / And that's the time when the smugglers go in their little boats to the schooner and bring back the kegs of brandy and rum and put them all in the Devil's Cove below.

Snarlygog - 15 Nov 2020 07:41:25 (#8 of 80)

Buggleskelly Wednesday.

solomongursky - 15 Nov 2020 07:57:45 (#9 of 80)

Tati.

RosyLovelady - 15 Nov 2020 08:51:29 (#10 of 80)

Also in glorious colour in Mon Oncle.

Tadagee - 15 Nov 2020 08:53:58 (#11 of 80)

The Marx Brothers.

AlanII - 15 Nov 2020 09:19:07 (#12 of 80)

Keaton.

Shadrack22 - 15 Nov 2020 09:30:04 (#13 of 80)

Tony Hancock

Laurel and Hardy

The Marx Brothers

Dubris - 15 Nov 2020 09:34:32 (#14 of 80)

It was on the wireless so almost counts - will you allow the inclusions of everybody involved in Round The Horne? Funny and clever and crude and subversive all bundled up together.

Tadagee - 15 Nov 2020 09:50:45 (#15 of 80)

I loved Harold Lloyd too. He was pretty fearless too. The doing his own stunts thing was rather dangerous.

Tadagee - 15 Nov 2020 09:54:29 (#16 of 80)

Although so were Buster Keaton's.

dreams99 - 15 Nov 2020 09:57:16 (#17 of 80)

Keaton far better than Lloyd. Lloyd was all camera trickery. Keaton was the real deal, an acrobat and athlete.

Tadagee - 15 Nov 2020 10:00:09 (#18 of 80)

Yeah saw that the clock tower scene wasn't actually that dangerous.

Although he did blow half his hand off with a bomb.

RosyLovelady - 15 Nov 2020 10:21:41 (#19 of 80)

I wish I appreciated the Marx Brothers, but somehow I've never got the hang of whatever it is the cool people like about their act.

champagnerocker - 15 Nov 2020 10:24:04 (#20 of 80)

I'm not a cool person, but the couple of Marx brothers films I've seen had me in stitches.

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