Ben Model & Steve Massa Live from New York

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.

Slapstick Conversations: W.C.Fields

Slapstick Conversations: W.C.Fields

Pre-Festival, Live Online Event
With James Curtis

Date: Wednesday 19 January 2022
Time: 8.00pm

W C Fields’ career spanned the whole of the 20th Century—burlesque, vaudeville, the legitimate stage, silent pictures, talkies, radio, books, and recordings.

He made some of the great enduring comedies of all time, including “It’s a Gift”, “My Little Chickadee”, and “The Bank Dick”. 

James Curtis – author of the definitive biography W C Fields – joins Slapstick live online to talk about the great man and his work and show some clips of his work.

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Slapstick Festival 2022

19th – 30th January

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