Interview with Ferne Pearlstein- Director of “the Last Laugh”

  This is the interview I did with Ferne Pearlstein , director,writer and producer of “the Last Laugh” A documentary where world-famous comedians including Mel Brooks, Sarah Silverman, and Gilbert Gottfried pitch in with their own views on the boundaries of comedy. https://www.imdb.com/video/vi1303361817?ref_=tt_pv_vi_aiv_2

The special effects in Laurel & Hardy movies.

Ever since I was a kid I loved watching Laurel & Hardy movies and I believe I have them all in my collection. The humour in their films has remained fresh till today and they never dated. But it is only since recently I started to appreciate that some of their movies had very advancedContinue reading “The special effects in Laurel & Hardy movies.”

Humour in WWII

Despite all the horrors of WWII there was still room for humour, satire and a healthy dose of sarcasm during WWII. Although sometimes the price to pay for a joke could be quite high. In this blog just examples  some WWII jokes and the consequences for some of them, and ways how people coped withContinue reading “Humour in WWII”

The humour of Laurel and Hardy

Today is the 53 rd anniversary of the passing away of Stan Laurel, time to look back at some of the wonderful and funny moments he and his ‘Partner in Crime’ delivered for our entertainment. The power of the humour of Laurel and Hardy is that it did not date, it is still as freshContinue reading “The humour of Laurel and Hardy”

Mein Krampf- Laughing away the Holocaust.

I am staring off by saying I know I will be getting angry comments, saying how disrespectful  I am. How do I know this? I did post a blog before with the title “Holocaust and Humour” after I published it,a lot of people complained and even called it disgusting, When I asked if they readContinue reading “Mein Krampf- Laughing away the Holocaust.”

Corporal Mel Brooks

“I was a Combat Engineer. Isn’t that ridiculous? The two things I hate most in the world are combat and engineering.” — Mel Brooks By far one of the funniest people on earth,Mel Brooks, born Melvin Kaminsky in Brooklyn in 1926. I won’t go into his life as Comedian,Director.Actor,Producer and Singer because I’d be hereContinue reading “Corporal Mel Brooks”

The lesser dark days of WWII

Without a shadow of a doubt World War II was the darkest and most devastating era in history of mankind. But even in those dark days there was still some time for a bit of humour. The picture above is a letter addressed to Adolf Hitler, it’s basically saying what the author thinks about Hitler.Continue reading “The lesser dark days of WWII”

April Fools day pranks during WWII

  Although the world was going through one of the darkest era’s in its existence , there was still a sense of humour prevailing. For many it was this sense of humour which was all that remained of their humanity. Black Bombers    (April Fool’s Day – 1941) The Elkhart Daily Truth detailed a planContinue reading “April Fools day pranks during WWII”

Max Ehrlich-Told to be funny or be shot.

Max Ehrlich (1892-1944) was one of the most celebrated actors and directors on the German comedy and cabaret scene of the 1930s. But his brilliant career was brutally interrupted by the rise of Nazism and his resulting deportation in 1942 to Westerbork concentration camp in Holland. Amazingly, there behind the walls and barbed wire, MaxContinue reading “Max Ehrlich-Told to be funny or be shot.”

Holocaust and Humour.

I realize that this blog will probably cause some controversy, but bear with me. I do not intend to disrespect the survivors, on the contrary I always do my best to honour them and aim to remind everyone  to how these people suffered. Nor do I want to diminish the horrors of that darkest eraContinue reading “Holocaust and Humour.”