Make ‘Em Laugh

Somerset Life - - RICHARD HERRING -

Slap­stick is the UK’s big­gest an­nual fes­ti­val of silent and clas­sic screen com­edy and is now in its 15th year. Along­side the many screen­ings there will be ap­pear­ances by Jimmy Cricket, Dad’s Army vicar Frank Wil­liams, talks by Char­lie Chap­lin’s bi­og­ra­pher David Robin­son and a tour of early com­edy an­i­ma­tions by Peter Lord. The fes­tial will also fea­ture the first re­union in decades of the Lit­tle and Large com­edy duo.

Fes­ti­val di­rec­tor Chris Daniels says: “As be­fits our 15th an­niver­sary, this is our big­gest Slap­stick to date – a true cel­e­bra­tion of silent, vis­ual and clas­sic com­edy, fea­tur­ing an im­pres­sive ar­ray of top com­edy tal­ent from many dif­fer­ent decades, from the ear­li­est days of cin­ema to cur­rent day favourites and with wel­come con­tri­bu­tions from some ir­re­press­ible vet­er­ans in­clud­ing fes­ti­val stal­wart Barry Cryer. A sure way to beat the win­ter blues. Don’t miss!”

Head to the Slap­stick fes­ti­val in Bris­tol to see Lau­rel and Hardy film screen­ings

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