Comedy Classics Podcast
Summary: Part of ComedyClassics.org . This interactive live podcast is for fans of classic comedy of movies, old time radio, and TV. Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Marx Brothers, Three Stooges, Abbott and Costello, Martin and Lewis, and the Smothers Brothers are just some of the comedians we discuss. During the live show, you can listen live, call in, or join the chatroom to take part. Show is available to download shortly after the show ends.
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(I finally finished edited and uploading this episode. Sorry for the wait!) I talk about the selling of Whyaduck.com and more information on Topper. Angie joins us again! I talk about Classic Comedy Teams documentary hosted by Steve Allen and go into a little of the teams listed there. I talk about my visit to Ulverston England (Stan Laurel's birthplace) and the part of London that Chaplin is from. Judd joins us again, and we talk about adding sound clips to the show, an NPR article (spending some time trying to find it), and a little more off-topic about Judd's Toastmaster podcast. To listen this and future edited versions only, please subscribe to feeds.feedburner.com/ComedyClassicsPodcast I'll add links from the show soon. Download and listen here
Recorded Feb 16, 2007 - I give my apologies for not having a show the previous week. I observe the 41st anniversary of Buster Keaton's passing; I mention upcoming birthdays of Lou Costello and Jerry Lewis; I go into Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and a little history of his studio; Judd joins and we discuss Chaplin's speech at the end of the Great Dictator and the appearances of classic comedy in recent movies and tv; Judd mentions the old time radio, movie, and tv series Topper; with plow13 we go into some off-topic talk about 8-tracks, CDs, and records; I talk about how to subscribe to this show with iTunes; and we end the show with another off-topic discussion about Toastmasters and how that can help podcasters Download and Listen Links: Buster Keaton on Find a Grave Chaplin Sutdio history Official Jerry Lewis Comedy Museum and Store Topper links at IMDB for one of the movies and Wikipedia for the tv series Joan of Arcadia opening theme featuring Harold Lloyd and the Three Stooges ToastMasters International Digg us at Digg.com!
This is the uncut version of #6.. I plan to edit it soon. I talk about the belated anniversary of Buster Keaton's passing (Feb 1), Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and his studio; Topper (a hauntingly funny series from radio and movies); upcoming birthdays of Jerry Lewis and Lou Costello; and a off topic discussion about Toastmasters. Edited version will be released later with better shownotes including links, and I'll make the Toastmaster discussion a separate episode since it's off topic but can be very useful to people. Download/Listen here
We go into Unknown Chaplin DVD and the Forgotten Years, then Abbott & Costello's official site's February's old time radio release. And I talk about Tom Smothers turning 70 and a short bio of him, and how the Smothers Brothers have affected my appreciation of classic comedy. And I forgot to mention the Yo-Yo Man! Shame on me. Links mentioned: Abbott & Costello's official site - http://www.abbottandcostello.net Click "Radio Shows" to go listen to this month's Bud & Lou's radio show Smothers Brothers official site - http://www.smothersbrothers.com Download and listen here Next episode is planned for Feb 9. Our TalkShoe page is at http://talkshoe.comedyclassics.org, where you can find out how to join and listen to our archive of shows.
Finally got #4 done! I talk about Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat by Edward M. Pherson and Groucho: a Photographic Journey by Arthur Marx. I mention the upcoming book by Harpo Marx's son Bill named Son of Harpo Marx Speaks. Angie talks a little more about her Modern Times DVD, I talk about Abbott & Costello, particularly the Chaplin/Costello connection. From #2, we continue to talk about old time radio a little more. After Angie loses her phone connection I talk about Victor Borge and read a little from Chaplin's autobiography, My Autobiography. Remember to vote for us on Digg.com! Visit us at the forums! Click here to download and listen
I start out on my own for the first few minutes and talk about my Marx Brothers and Three Stooges 75th Anniversary DVD sets. When Angie joins, she talks about getting ALF which included a Chaplin inspired episode (after the show I researched it, "Like an Old Time Movie", aired April 17, 1989, a day after Chaplin's 100th birthday!), a set of Buster Keaton DVDs, and the Marx Brothers "A Night at the Opera", and Chaplin's "The Circus" and "Modern Times" (she also has a threaded discussion about it at the forums). We give reviews for them and a couple others. As always, you can join the gang at the forums at www.comedyclassics.org .. (yeah, I know, I forgot to mention the address again on the show). I'll post when the next show is going to be... it might just well be on Saturday night afterall, but will have to check... Download and listen here!
Download episode #2 here We had another great episode. Angie joined again, and a new person, Kain, who runs his own podcast Old Tyme Radio also at Talkshoe. Another regular from the forums, HTTK, joined in but didn't realize that the show started 9pm Eastern rather than Central. Hope you can make it next time HTTK! We mention the 29th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's death that comes up on Christmas. And we spent most of the show talking about old time radio, not only the comedies but also some others like Orson Welles' classic War of the Worlds, and a few others. You can either download this week's episode from this page, or our Talkshoe page, where you can also listen streaming feed. Next episode will be next Friday, Dec 29, 9pm EST/8 CST/7 MDT/6 PDT. You can use this time zone converter.
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Download and listen here (right click and "Save Link as...") Angie, a member of the ComedyClassics.org Forums joins in and we talk about Charlie Chaplin (a little of The Kid, Great Dictator, Modern Times, City Lights, Monsieur Verdoux), and how she became a fan. Please visit our CCP page on Talkshoe for our archive and how to join. Need help joining or want to discuss an episode? Visit our Comedy Classics Podcast forum And of course visit the rest of our forums.