Tuesday, June 3, 2014
When the producers of the Abbott and Costello planned the film biography Bud and Lou - Comedy is No Laughing Matter in 1978, they picked two Jewish comedians to play the roles of comedy legends Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Harvey Korman was cast as Abbott, and Buddy Hackett as Costello.
Hackett and Korman appeared on Dick Clark's Live Wednesday show that year to perform the "Who's on First" routine on the Dick Clark Show. It was a live rendition of the same routine that they did in the film
The "Who's on First" routine is probably the most viewed of all comedy skits. So which version do you think is funnier, the film biography version or the original? We located both versions and we're sharing them below. Take a look and let us know which you think is funnier.
We won't be posting on Wednesday and Thursday because we're taking a couple of days off to observe the holiday of Shavuot, which includes attending a series of lectures all through the first night of the two-day yom tov, and consuming copious quantities of cheesecake to make the learning go down more smoothly.
Enjoy, and we'll see you again on Thursday with the usual mix of jokes, impossible but true anecdotes, and lots more.
(A SPECIAL NOTE FOR NEW EMAIL SUBSCRIBERS: THE VIDEO MAY NOT BE VIEWABLE DIRECTLY FROM THE EMAIL THAT YOU GET EACH DAY ON SOME COMPUTERS AND TABLETS. YOU MUST CLICK ON THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THE EMAIL TO REACH THE JEWISH HUMOR CENTRAL WEBSITE, FROM WHICH YOU CLICK ON THE PLAY BUTTON IN THE VIDEO IMAGE TO START THE VIDEO.)