Comic Roots @ Halifax Comedy Festival



The Plank


Comic Roots – Lunchtime Film Shorts & Talk 


24, 25 & 26 October


Take a look back at the history of film comedy, from Buster Keaton to Tommy Cooper in this triple bill of films from the archive. Starting with the master of sight comedy, Buster Keaton in the 1922 film Cops with Keaton at the height of his comedic powers.

Then we move on to the 1947 flick from Jacques Tati, School for Postmen, showing the skill and humour of life in a rural post office. These two films are both under 20 minutes long, perfectly formed for laughs. Finally The Plank starring Tommy Cooper and Eric Sykes. This film is clowning at its finest, with the pair attempting to get a plank of wood across town, but the plank has other ideas.

These three films are perfect examples of the development of comedy and are perfect for anyone of any age who wants to learn more about comedy. For more information and to book tickets click here.


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