It’s theme month time!! And this time it’s a 2.0. A few years ago Silent-ology had Forgotten Comedians Month, covering such overlooked luminaries as Louise Fazenda and Charley Bowers (not to mention a nod to those magnificent silent comedy mustaches). Well, I enjoyed putting that together so much that I decided to do it all over again–August 2020 will officially be Forgotten Comedians Month 2!
While silent comedy will always be indebted to the great work of the Big Three (or Big Four), there was a huge world of hardworking comedians and comediennes who had their own contributions to the beloved genre. So throughout August, we’re going to be exploring the work of folks you might not have heard of–and perhaps introduce you to some new favorites!
So stop by when you can, my friends, and enjoy!
I am so into this, Madame! Been getting acquainted with lots of new comedians lately courtesy of Ben and Steve’s Silent Comedy Watch Parties.
Can’t wait to see what you’ve got in store! 😁
The Silent Comedy Watch Party is fantastic!! A good resource for this theme month, too! 😀
My forgotten comedian is Lige Conley, wish more of his films were available.
Lige! I was considering writing about him, always amazes me how he looks like a vague mixture of every major comedian. 😀
Lupino Lane is someone worthy of a lot more attention. Looking forward to the DVD collection on the way.
He’s one of those performers who make complicated pratfalls and acrobatics look effortless. He always looked completely at ease on the stage, too. Just an all-around pro.