[Fradkin and Miss Jean Tell] were followed by Babcock and Dolly, which looked like an old time ollo act. The man tries hard for comedy with some risky neck falls that throws the dust in the audience’s face, while Dolly tries hard but vainly to burlesque a French soubrette. She does make two changes with gowns that brought a gasp.
Art Hall and Abe Shaprio were spotted No. 4 switched from opening the second half. The team bills offering “How Does He Stand It?” a querulous reference, presumably, to the resounding facial wallops administered the Jew comic by the straight (a corker by the way) is really the act. His ludicrous cackle, funny slide, “mean” falls, hokum, and last, but not least, his ability to stand the periodical physical punishment, are solely responsible for the comic success of the offering.
Art Hall and Abe Shaprio were given the next to closing spot and they got away with it. Shaprio was formerly of Bush and Shapiro and the slide, falls and face slapping are the “works” of the routine. There are some very healthy looking wallops handed out, and Shapiro’s falls are both numerous and not easily taken, it’s a wonder he retains his plumpness.
Brown and Jackson registered strongly with comedy talk. The man’s eccentric makeup and size brought good laughs, and his attractive partner possessed good voice and was an excellent straight.
“The Tumble Bug Family.” It is a pity Joe Keaton cannot arrange to have the other little “bugs” in the act. Greatly improved since last here and was one of the big laughing hits of the show at both performances. 26 minutes full stage, including 7 minutes in 1.
“Long & Short” Slap stick comedy act. went over big. 11 min in 1.
9 min. F.S. Well known knockabout act, using table and chairs, one man working straight, the other eccentric. The funny falls and the general comedy line got constant laughter, and the tumbling work of the straight man is commendable. Wound up with a screaming finish.
Two famous clowns with a vicious comedy donkey.
Funny pantomime clown with canine comedian assistant.