Two for the Show outlines and gives examples of team comedy in the twentieth century in all media: stage, film, radio, TV, records, tapes, cassettes, and CDs. The book is unique in covering the comedy teams of the 60's, 70's, and 80's.
Since 1982, there have been no new comedy teams. The only changes have been separate career credits (Jerry Stiller, Seinfeld, Dick Martin, TV Director) and the demise of the team comedians.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)|
Table of Contents
|A Note from Stiller and Meara||6|
|Part 1||The Old World|
|1.||Through Thick and Thin (Laurel and Hardy)||13|
|2.||The Man Behind the Woman (Burns and Allen)||29|
|3.||Three Madmen and Two Guys Who Were a Little Peeved (The Marx Brothers)||44|
|4.||Who's on Second? (Abbott and Costello)||59|
|5.||Anything Goes, Everything Goes (Martin and Lewis)||72|
|6.||Tweedledum and Tweedledee vs. the Ogre, or Satire and Punishment (The Smothers Brothers)||87|
|7.||Would You Buy a Used Car from This Bartender? (Rowan and Martin)||102|
|Part II||The Renaissance|
|8.||The Hidden Comedians (Teams of the 60s and 70s--Bob and Ray, Nichols and May, Stiller and Meara, Reiner and Brooks, Burns and Schreiber, Clair and McMahon, Cheech and Chong)||119|
|9.||Just for the Record (Smith and Dale, Amos 'n' Andy, Fibber McGee and Molly, the Three Stooges)||181|
|Chronology (from Smith and Dale to Cheech and Chong)||237|
|Suggested Further Readings||262|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Memories of laughs from the past are throughout and the book makes sense out of 'all the changes' in comedy from vaudeville through all the radio/tv/film etc. adaptations. Perfect for short, in-and-out reading and reference - great refernce indices (?). It made me smile - a lot!
Great photos and routines in overview of team comedy in twentieth century - fans of vaudeville and 70's Abbott and Costello (cheech and chong) will find bits of their routines and style without a lot of extra filling.Any team you're a fan of is there. FUN x 3= a cool read.