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Comedy Classics Podcast

Shownotes for the Comedy Classic Talk interactive podcast. Talk about your favorite classic comedians like Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy, Abbott and Costello, Marx Brothers, Martin and Lewis, the Smothers Brothers and more. CCT is par

Updated: 2014-10-04T23:07:49.714-05:00


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CCP #7 - for sale; Topper remake; Amos n Andy; Little Rascals/Our Gang; England; adding sound clips; NPR article on restoring film sound


(I finally finished edited and uploading this episode. Sorry for the wait!)

I talk about the selling of and more information on Topper. Angie joins us again! I talk about Classic Comedy Teams documentary hosted by Steve Allen and go into a little of the teams listed there. I talk about my visit to Ulverston England (Stan Laurel's birthplace) and the part of London that Chaplin is from. Judd joins us again, and we talk about adding sound clips to the show, an NPR article (spending some time trying to find it), and a little more off-topic about Judd's Toastmaster podcast. To listen this and future edited versions only, please subscribe to

I'll add links from the show soon.

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CCP #6 - (final cut) Buster Keaton's death; Chaplin's Modern Times & his studio; Topper


Recorded Feb 16, 2007 -

I give my apologies for not having a show the previous week. I observe the 41st anniversary of Buster Keaton's passing; I mention upcoming birthdays of Lou Costello and Jerry Lewis; I go into Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and a little history of his studio; Judd joins and we discuss Chaplin's speech at the end of the Great Dictator and the appearances of classic comedy in recent movies and tv; Judd mentions the old time radio, movie, and tv series Topper; with plow13 we go into some off-topic talk about 8-tracks, CDs, and records; I talk about how to subscribe to this show with iTunes; and we end the show with another off-topic discussion about Toastmasters and how that can help podcasters

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Buster Keaton on Find a Grave
Chaplin Sutdio history
Official Jerry Lewis Comedy Museum and Store
Topper links at IMDB for one of the movies and Wikipedia for the tv series
Joan of Arcadia opening theme featuring Harold Lloyd and the Three Stooges
ToastMasters International

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CCP #6 - (uncut) Buster Keaton's death; Chaplin's Modern Times & his studio; Topper


This is the uncut version of #6.. I plan to edit it soon. I talk about the belated anniversary of Buster Keaton's passing (Feb 1), Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times and his studio; Topper (a hauntingly funny series from radio and movies); upcoming birthdays of Jerry Lewis and Lou Costello; and a off topic discussion about Toastmasters. Edited version will be released later with better shownotes including links, and I'll make the Toastmaster discussion a separate episode since it's off topic but can be very useful to people.

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Odeo post


Just posting to my odeo channel

My Odeo Channel (odeo/8ab6be87f609d08d)

#5 - Tom Smothers 70th birthday, Chaplin "Forgotten Years" documentary, Abbott and Costello Feb radio show, Chaplin documentaries and anniversaries


We go into Unknown Chaplin DVD and the Forgotten Years, then Abbott & Costello's official site's February's old time radio release. And I talk about Tom Smothers turning 70 and a short bio of him, and how the Smothers Brothers have affected my appreciation of classic comedy. And I forgot to mention the Yo-Yo Man! Shame on me.

Links mentioned:

Abbott & Costello's official site -
Click "Radio Shows" to go listen to this month's Bud & Lou's radio show

Smothers Brothers official site -

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Next episode is planned for Feb 9. Our TalkShoe page is at, where you can find out how to join and listen to our archive of shows.

#4 - Buster Keaton and Groucho Marx books; some more OTR, a Chaplin reading


Finally got #4 done!

I talk about Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat by Edward M. Pherson and Groucho: a Photographic Journey by Arthur Marx. I mention the upcoming book by Harpo Marx's son Bill named Son of Harpo Marx Speaks. Angie talks a little more about her Modern Times DVD, I talk about Abbott & Costello, particularly the Chaplin/Costello connection. From #2, we continue to talk about old time radio a little more. After Angie loses her phone connection I talk about Victor Borge and read a little from Chaplin's autobiography, My Autobiography. Remember to vote for us on!

Visit us at the forums!

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Next show is going to be Jan 23, Tues, at 9pm


We ended up not having an episode done on the 15th, so if you felt you missed something, you didn't. Last minute things happened and I ahd to postpone it.

So the next one will be Jan 23, Tues at 9pm Eastern. I still plan on talking about the Buster Keaton and Groucho Marx books. And you are welcome to call in and talk about your favorite classic comedian(s).

Call in at (724) 444-7444, show ID is 6894. Make sure you have a Talkshoe account first (it's free). As always, info can be found at our Talkshoe page

There is also a flash player on our forums at the top of the page. Just press the graphic and the show will load up the last few episodes.

Anyway, hope to see you there tomorrow night!

Next show: Jan 15, Monday, 9pm


About time for another episode!

The next show is going to be on Monday, January 15 at 9pm Eastern (time zone coverter). As usually the topic is up in the air though I plan to talk about two books I have recently gotten, one on Buster Keaton and the other on Groucho Marx. And I plan on talking about some news I have seen posted on other classic comedians sites.

Find out how to join in at

Call in at (724) 444-7444, TalkCast ID 6894

Remember you don't even need to be at the computer to call in.

To get in the chatroom during the show, be sure to download the TalkShoe Live client:

There's Windows and Mac versions of the client.

See (or hear) you there!

#3 - What did you get for Christmas? DVDs!


I start out on my own for the first few minutes and talk about my Marx Brothers and Three Stooges 75th Anniversary DVD sets. When Angie joins, she talks about getting ALF which included a Chaplin inspired episode (after the show I researched it, "Like an Old Time Movie", aired April 17, 1989, a day after Chaplin's 100th birthday!), a set of Buster Keaton DVDs, and the Marx Brothers "A Night at the Opera", and Chaplin's "The Circus" and "Modern Times" (she also has a threaded discussion about it at the forums). We give reviews for them and a couple others.

As always, you can join the gang at the forums at .. (yeah, I know, I forgot to mention the address again on the show).

I'll post when the next show is going to be... it might just well be on Saturday night afterall, but will have to check...

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#2 - Chaplin and a good chunk of Old Time Radio chatter


Download episode #2 here

We had another great episode. Angie joined again, and a new person, Kain, who runs his own podcast Old Tyme Radio also at Talkshoe. Another regular from the forums, HTTK, joined in but didn't realize that the show started 9pm Eastern rather than Central. Hope you can make it next time HTTK!

We mention the 29th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin's death that comes up on Christmas. And we spent most of the show talking about old time radio, not only the comedies but also some others like Orson Welles' classic War of the Worlds, and a few others.

You can either download this week's episode from this page, or our Talkshoe page, where you can also listen streaming feed.

Next episode will be next Friday, Dec 29, 9pm EST/8 CST/7 MDT/6 PDT. You can use this time zone converter.

Next show is going to be...


Our next live episode is going to be this Friday, 12/22/06 at 9pm Eastern, is everything works out with my work.

The show's Talkshoe page is at:

No weekly day is set yet for an evening show, but I'll post it when that's worked out :).

Please give some feedback in the podcast's forum when you are interested on having the show done during the day on weekdays (except Wednesdays) since I am usually available during the daytime hours.

Some ways of staying updated


Two ways of being kept up to date on new shows is by either entering your email address in on the right, "Get Updates via email", and also a SpringWidget that you can put on your desktop or homepage (regular homepage, MySpace, Friendster, etc):


#1 - Our first episode!


Download and listen here (right click and "Save Link as...")

Angie, a member of the Forums joins in and we talk about Charlie Chaplin (a little of The Kid, Great Dictator, Modern Times, City Lights, Monsieur Verdoux), and how she became a fan.

Please visit our CCP page on Talkshoe for our archive and how to join.

Need help joining or want to discuss an episode? Visit our Comedy Classics Podcast forum

And of course visit the rest of our forums.

Welcome to the Comedy Classic Talk podcast!


My name is Kim, aka Calvero, and I just started a new interactive podcast, Comedy Classic Talk . It's a place where you can talk about your favorite classic comedians from movies, old time radio, and tv. you can either listen live, take part in the chatroom, or call in. After the show the show will be availible as a regular podcast. Hopefully this will be a weekly podcast, as time allows.

This podcast is part of the Forums.

You do not need to be a member of the forums to take part in the podcast.

Our first show is tonight at 9pom Eastern, so come join us and have fun! :)

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