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Joe Maxwell Clippings (1907–1909)

Joe Maxwell is one of the more elusive Edison recording artists. These clippings are from an unknown source (June 2, 1907), top; the Indianapolis Star (December 12, 1909), … 16 more words

American Recording Pioneers

Photo Gallery • Blanche Ring On and Off Stage (1907–1912)

We’re finally getting around to sorting the mass of original theater-related clippings in Bill Bryant’s papers. Someone carefully cut these from newspapers and stage magazines of the early 1900s — unfortunately  not always preserving the running-heads, so sources and dates are lost in some cases. 95 more words

78 And Other Disc Records

Female Impersonator on Vocalion Records (1923)

Bert Savoy was a female impersonator who teamed with Jan Brennan in vaudeville around 1916. The team was an immediate hit and went on to appear in… 97 more words

78 And Other Disc Records

Bo Burnham - What, Pleasance Courtyard

After three years away from the festival, working on stand up and a sitcom (‘Zach Stone is Gonna Be Famous’) for MTV, Bo Burnham returns to Edinburgh for his second show, ‘What’. 323 more words


My Latest Obsession: Sammy J and co

Don’t you just love it when you come across an amazing comedian by complete accident?…no? Just me then?

A few nights ago I settled down with two cups of tea (I put too much water in the kettle and it seemed a shame to waste it) to watch an old Edinburgh Fringe show on BBC 3. 791 more words

Musical Comedy

One To Watch: Steven Seller

You might not recognise the name, but whether you’re a hard-core fan or just a mild appreciator of musical comedy, trust me when I say you need to keep a very close eye and ear on this guy. 474 more words

Musical Comedy