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Episode #87 – December 11, 2022

Episode #86 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday December 11, 2022 at 3pm ET. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Jack Cooper and Our Gang.

The Silent Comedy Watch Party is presented for free, on YouTube.

THE YELLOW DOG CATCHER (1919) starring Jack Cooper, with Glen Cavender, Billy Franey, Alice Davenport, Laura La Varnie, Tom Kennedy, Bartine Burkett, Kid; dir. John G. Blystone; photo. Len Powers; prod. Hampton Del Ruth; rel. October 26, 1919 by Fox Sunshine Comedies; Dist. Fox Films; 2 reels; digital scan courtesy of Robert Arkus.

DOGS OF WAR (1923) starring Ernie Morrison & Mickey Daniels, with Mary Kornman, Jackie Condon, Jackie Davis, Allen “Farina” Hoskins, Joe Cobb, Roy Brooks, Dick Gilbert, Sam Lufkin, William Gillespie, Charles Stevenson, Vera White, Owen Evans, Ernest Morrison Sr., Charley Young, Eddie Baker, Paul Parrott, Harold Lloyd, Jobyna Ralston, Fred Newmeyer; dir. Robert McGowan; photo. Harry W. Gerstad; titles. H.M. Walker; rel. July 1, 1923 by Hal Roach Comedies; dist. Pathé Exchange; 2 reels; presented courtesy of ClassicFlix; available on THE LITTLE RASCALS: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION – CENTENNIAL EDITION on Blu-ray and DVD. 

Time Zone Info:

  • Pacific Time – 12 noon
  • Mountain Time – 1 pm
  • Central Time – 2 pm
  • Eastern Time – 3 pm
  • Argentina/Nova Scotia – 5/4 pm 
  • UK/England – 8 pm
  • Europe/Scandinavia/Netherlands et al. – 9 pm (21:00)
  • Eastern Australia – 7 am Monday
  • Western Australia – 4 am Monday
  • Japan (Tokyo) – 5 am Monday

Where to watch the show:

The stream will go live on YouTube about 5-10 minutes before the show’s start time at 3:00 pm ET on Sunday, December 11, 2022. Click the image below to go to Ben Model’s YouTube channel where you can subscribe and get an email notification about the stream link.

Mentioned on episode:
Steve Massa and Ben Model’s “cabin fever” recommendations:

  • Pimple’s Progress: Fred Evans, Britain’s First Comedy Film Star by Barry Anthony (McFarland, 2022); available on Amazon.

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