“Funniest Foster Brooks bit “

Brooks regularly appeared on The Dean Martin Show television program in the 1970s (for which he garnered an Emmy Award nomination in 1974) as well as many situation comedies, talk shows, and a few films.His signature routine was the basis of a hit comedy album titled Foster Brooks, The Lovable Lush (later retitled Los Angeles […]

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KEEPING AMERICA LAUGHING: The Commerce of Laughter in the USA

Stand-up comedy in the United States got its start from monologists performing stump-speech monologues from within the minstrel shows of the early 19th century. It also has roots in various traditions of popular entertainment of the late 19th century, including vaudeville, English music hall, burlesque or early variety shows, humorist monologues by personalities such as […]

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Nobody Asked or Seemed to Care…

Image source:,behance.com When did the circus die and where did the clowns go? AND, WITH THESE VANISHINGS, WAS THERE AN IMPACT ON GENUINE CLEAN HUMOR? The Greatest Show on Earth. It and its predecessor shows ran from 1871 to 2017. Known as Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, the circus started in 1919 when the […]

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