Favorites with Pizzazz: Old Comedy

Hello from Bee!

Well, here it is: the new section of our blog I promised last week! Ladies and gentlemen, may I introduce “Favorites with Pizzazz!”

This new page is something Boss-Bot and I had been talking about for a while as a way of diversifying our blog a little more. (By the way, although Boss-Bot is still a bit too busy for regular blogging, he does do the majority of our Tweeting. He’s got a lot of fun things to say, so please feel free to check out our Twitter page at @nerdswpizzazz!).

Anyways, “Favorites with Pizzazz” is going to be a section where we can just talk about our personal favorites – books, movies, music, etc. – and hopefully, you’ll share some of yours with us, too!

All right; let’s get started!

For my first “Favorites with Pizzazz” post, I would like to introduce you to one of my absolute favorite film genres: old comedy.

I really have to thank my parents for my love of old comedy; it’s what they have grown up watching and enjoying, and they wanted to share this interest with me. (Actually, I was probably one of the only kids my age who knew about such great acts as the Three Stooges, Laurel and Hardy, and Abbott and Costello.)

In any case, from my first introductions to pie fights, piano moving, and “Who’s on First?”, I fell in love with old comedy, and have since discovered (and am still discovering) many more hilarious constituents of the genre: Lucille Ball, Bob Hope and Bing Crosby, Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, Martin and Lewis, the Marx Brothers…the list continues!

I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the people associated with this genre. They are true pioneers of their field, and I would like to talk more about them and their work individually in later posts. For now, let me just list some of their films that are my absolute personal favorites. If you want a really good laugh, I suggest going to the library and renting a few of these classics:

  • “Road to Morocco” – Bob Hope and Bing Crosby
  • “A Night at the Opera” – The Marx Brothers
  • “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein” – Abbott and Costello
  • “The Great Race” – Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon

Do you like old comedy, too? Have you seen any of these golden oldies? Leave a comment below! 🙂