Ben Model & Steve Massa Live from New York

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Ben Model & Steve Massa Live from New York*

Edward Everett Horton – Silent Comedian?

Date: Tuesday 25th January 2022
Time: 5.30pm
Venue Website: Watershed
Map: Watershed
Price: £6.50/£4.00

Ben Model and Steve Massa join us live from New York as they live-stream their latest discoveries in silent comedy from their homes into Watershed in this Pre-Festival special event.

Edward Everett Horton is remembered today for his fussy on-screen character in Hollywood sound films such as Top Hat (1935).

While never thought of as a silent slapstick comedian, he actually was!

He had a substantial career in 1920s silent comedies, culminating in eight starring two-reelers – produced by no less than Harold Lloyd.

Undercrank Production’s new DVD Edward Everett Horton: 8 Silent Comedies presents the whole series.

This programme, curated and hosted by Ben Model and silent comedy historian Steve Massa, presents three of Horton’s best – Find the King (1927), Scrambled Weddings (1928) and Dad’s Choice (1928).

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*Ben Model and Steve Massa have been entertaining silent comedy fans throughout 2020 and 2021 with their Sunday night Silent Comedy Watch Parties. The live-streamed events, showcasing rare and better-known silent comedy, have been creating a buzz and keeping people laughing across the globe at a time when it’s been most needed.