Episode #64 – July 25, 2021

Episode #64 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday July 25, 2021 at 3pm ET. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Lee Moran, Jerry Mandy and Charlie Chaplin.

Summer Schedule: The Silent Comedy Watch Party will live-stream new shows every other week beginning June 13th, and will repeat older shows as “Rewind” editions beginning on June 20.

July 25: New live-streamed episode
August 1: “Rewind” episode
August 8: New live-streamed episode
August 15: “Rewind” episode
August 22: New live-streamed episode
August 29: “Rewind” episode

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

UP ON THE FARM (1925) starring Lee Moran, with Bud Jamison, Spencer Bell, Merta Sterling; dir. Lewis Seiler; rel. January 11, 1925 by the Fox Film Corporation; prod. Imperial Comedies; originally 2 reels; presented in a digital scan from a 16mm print courtesy of Richard Sheckman.

ALL IN FUN (1928) starring Jerry Mandy, with Dan Peterson, Robert Graves, Jackie Levine, Jack “Tiny” Lipson, Bobby Barber, Al Thompson; dir. Francis J. Martin; photo. William Hyer; prod. Jack White; rel. October 21, 1928 by Cameo Comedies; dist. Educational Pictures; 1 reel; presented in a digital scan from a 16mm print courtesy of Richard Sheckman.

WORK (1915) starring Charlie Chaplin, with Edna Purviance, Marta Golden, Billy Armstrong, Charles Inslee, Paddy McGuire, Leo White; dir & writ. Charles Chaplin; photo. Harry Ensign & Roland Totheroh; prod. Jess Robbins; rel. June 21, 1915 by the Essanay Film Corporation;  2 reels; presented courtesy of Serge Bromberg and the Blackhawk Films Collection; available on Chaplin’s Essanay Comedies available through Amazon

Time Zone info:

  • Pacific Time – 12 noon
  • Mountain Time – 1 pm
  • Central Time – 2 pm
  • Eastern Time – 3 pm
  • Argentina/Nova Scotia – 4 pm 
  • UK/England – 8 pm
  • Europe/Scandinavia/Netherlands et al. – 9 pm (20:00)
  • Eastern Australia – 5 am Monday
  • Western Australia – 3 am Monday
  • Japan (Tokyo) – 4 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, July 25, 2021. 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.

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

  • A Van Buren Production by Hal Erickson (McFarland, 2020); available on Amazon.

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