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

Brats-Laurel and Hardy were so ahead of their time.

I know I have written about Laurel and Hardy before but now with the biopic of their lives in cinemas across the world, I was reminded how brilliant they were. Unlike their contemporaries like Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, Laurel and Hardy’s humor stayed fresh and still appeals to audiences nowadays. Perhaps this is becauseContinue reading “Brats-Laurel and Hardy were so ahead of their time.”

Making fun of Hitler-Mocking the Führer

One of the most effective weapons during WWII, and indeed nearly every war, was propaganda. Where the Nazis mostly used their propaganda to incite fear and hate, the allies and especially the Brits sometimes adopted a different approach. They’d often used humour and satire in order to ridicule the Nazis and their beloved leader Hitler.Continue reading “Making fun of Hitler-Mocking the Führer”

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”

April Fool’s Day in 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. Below are some examples of April Fool#s day hoaxes during WWII. On April 1 1943 TheContinue reading “April Fool’s Day 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”