Friday, July 2, 2021

Review of "Comical Confessions of Clever Comedians," by P. F. Pitzer

 Review of

Comical Confessions of Clever Comedians, by P. F. Pitzer

Four out of five stars

Reads like a series of vaudeville acts

 Published in 1904, the authors of the comedic routines in this book were almost certainly vaudeville performers. They sound like bits that would have been delivered on a small stage to a live audience. The humor is largely based on puns that are simple and based on subjects that would be well known to almost all audiences.

 Many topics are used as background material, from baseball to the military to the circus. This book is an interesting look back at what was popular humor at the beginning of the twentieth century.

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