Thursday, December 10, 2020

Spymonkey: Stairs


Stephan Kreiss milking every laugh out of the simple act of going up stairs. This is an excerpt from Spymonkey's production of Moby Dick performed at the Lyric Hammersmith in May 2010.

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Don Saunders


Don Saunders performing in 1960. I would love any more info about him (John Cooper? Bobbo Roberts?) I've heard conflicting reports of him being British and Scottish.

I know he performed on many variety TV shows like Hollywood Palace, Ed Sullivan, and La Piste Aux √Čtoiles. 

Monday, December 07, 2020

Kellogg's Masks of Famous Clowns

Many thanks to Bobbo Roberts for sharing these masks of clowns who performed on British circuses that could be found on the backs of boxes of Kellogg's Corn Flakes.

If anyone has an extra Enrico Caroli mask lying around, feel free to send it to me. Christmas is coming, after all!

Percy Huxter of Bertram Mills Circus

Fiery Jack of Chipperfield's Circus

Alby Austin (sporing his Caesar Romero Joker mustache) of Bertram Mills

Harty of Billy Smart's New World Circus

Pimpo (Famous for his "Where's My Money?!" gag) of Lord George Sanger's Circus

Enrico Caroli of Les Francescos, from Tom Arnold's Harringay Circus. I wonder if Roseanne Barr was part owner?

Coco of Bertram Mills Circus