Fred Karno

There is little or nothing to the act as far as comedy is concerned. The man who plays the drunken fellow in a box is a pantomimist of merit and did some good work. The others go in for the rankest kind of horse-play, and bun and apple throwing form the chief appeal.
Night in an English Music Hall
pleased the holiday crowd
it is all too English in its ideas of humor t please an American audience, and were it not for our tipsy friend the sketch would never have gotten past.
Variety 1:3 (30/12/1905)