Miss Van comes on the stage with Schwartz, who is wearing a beard, and a checked suit of clothes. He looks for all the world like a race track tout just after winning a bet, and on his way to keep an engagement with his “lady fren.”
Miss Van addresses Schwartz as "Mr. Van," having a controversy during which she orders him to take his trunk out of the dressing room, and vamoose from the theatre; she will do the act alone. A man dressed as a carpenter walks on, says the manager wants the disturbance stopped, and as he starts to exit, is asked by Miss Van who he is and if he can act. ''I'm the carpenter," says the man, "and they keep me here because I can give the whole show if anything happens." "Do you know our act?" Miss Van asks. "Sure," says the carpenter. "Would you help me out with it for $10?" "For $10, I would eat the scenery," says the carpenter, who is Van, and the remainder of the new matter follows. The talk is bright, and the parodies exceptionally good, one of the newest being on "School Days," the first to be heard.
Mr. Van is a genuine comedian, and plays easily, while Miss Van works well with him, and is a pleasing picture in brown. The Vans have improved immensely since they were at this house last, how much they couldn't know themselves unless the old and new act were placed side by side. They shouldn't make the mistake of leaving vaudeville, for if they don't, Charles and Fannie Van will be a big card in it some day. Louis Schwartz played his bit finely. It won't always be as easy to obtain a real actor as Mr. Schwartz probably thinks he is. Perhaps if Mr. Van will give a bill-of sale to Mr. Schwartz of that suit of clothes, he can induce Schwartz to travel with him while the clothes last
Variety 7:4 (07/27/1907)