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Episode #100 – March 17, 2024

Episode #100 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday March 17, 2024 at 3pm ET. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Alice Howell, Johnny Arthur and Al. St. John.

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

SHOT IN THE EXCITEMENT (1914) starring Alice Howell & Al St John, with Rube Miller, Josef Swickard, Edwin Frazee, Grover Ligon; dir. Unknown (probably Rube Miller); prod. Mack Sennett; 1 reel; rel. October 26, 1914 by the Keystone Film Corporation; dist. Mutual Film file courtesy of the Library of Congress and Undercrank Productions; available on the DVD The Alice Howell Collection

CLEANING UP (1925) starring Johnny Arthur, with Helen Foster, George Davis, Mark Hamilton, Buster Brody, Chick Collins, Napoleon; dir & writ. William Goodrich (a.k.a. Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle); prod. Jack White Comedies; photo. Byron Houck; 2 reels; rel. November 22, 1925 by Educational Pictures; digital file courtesy of EYE Filmmuseum. PRESERVATION WORLD PREMIERE.

Time Zone Info:

  • Argentina/Nova Scotia – 4pm/4 pm 
  • Pacific Time – 12 noon
  • Mountain Time – 1 pm
  • Central Time – 2 pm
  • Eastern Time – 3 pm
  • UK/England – 8 pm
  • Europe/Scandinavia/Netherlands et al. – 9 pm (21:00)
  • Eastern Australia – 6 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, March 17, 2024. 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:

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