The Silent Comedy Watch Party: Episode Page
Episode #95 – September 10, 2023
Episode #95 of The Silent Comedy Watch Party will stream live on Sunday September 10, 2023 at 3pm ET. Co-hosts Steve Massa will introduce and Ben Model will live-accompany shorts starring Bobby Ray, Ford Sterling and Laurel and Hardy.
The Silent Comedy Watch Party is presented for free, on YouTube.
BOBBY’S DAY OUT (1926) starring Bobby Ray, with Frank J. Coleman, Eva McKenzie, Gordon Lewis, James Hertz; dir. unknown. prod & dist. Rayart Pictures; 2 reels; presented in a digital scan from the Library of Congress courtesy of an anonymous donor; (Not the original film title).
LOVE AND RUBBISH (1913) starring Ford Sterling, with Charles Avery, Virginia Kirtley, Dave Anderson, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Bill Hauber, Edgar Kennedy, Paul Jacobs; dir. Henry Lehrman; rel. July 14,1913 by Keystone Comedies; prod. Mack Sennett; dist. Mutual Film Corp.; 1 reel. Presented in a digital scan courtesy of Dave Glass.
DO DETECTIVES THINK? (1927) starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, with James Finlayson, Viola Richard, Noah Young, Will Stanton, Frank Brownlee, Wilson Benge, Charley Young, Chester Bachman; dir. Fred Guiol; writ. Hal Roach; titles. H.M. Walker; rel. November 20, 1927 by Hal Roach Comedies; prod. Hal Roach; dist. Pathe Exchange; 2 reels.
October 15 (Rewind Episode), November 12, December 3
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, August 13, 2023. 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:
- Oh! Doctor (1925) and Poker Faces (1926) Blu-ray (Kino, April 2023); available on Amazon.
- The Pordenone Silent Film Festival – October 7th – 14th.
- Dave Glass’s “Reel Comedies” YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/@DaveGlass
- Joseph Blough’s YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/@josephblough4403
- Ben’s Kickstarter for THE BAT (1926) – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/silentfilm/roland-wests-the-bat-1926-on-blu-ray-dvd
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