Can anyone suggest clean, funny classic comedy -- video or audio -- that I can use to introduce my kids to the idea that "funny" doesn't have to be ironic or mean?
Last week I showed some of my kids the "Who's On First?" sketch
, and they loved it. Aged 14 to 8, they fell about the place, and the two boys set up my laptop with a web page showing the script
so they could perform it together.
And then a couple of days ago a friend suggested that I find the Abbott & Costello "13 Times 7 is 28" sketch
. I had never seen it, and I loved it. The kids did, too, and the boys made me show them on paper how it worked and whether bigger numbers would work they way, too.
Now, I did all my black-and-white comedy watching on UHF stations a long time ago. What else can I show them? Any particular Marx Brothers bits, or Three Stooges movies, or Abbott & Costello routines? Are there other performers that we all might enjoy? So much comedy these days is either too mature for them, or is ironic/observational/dirty -- and while they are bright kids who get most of the jokes, I would like to show them that you can be clean and
Thanks in advance!