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Comedy

The comic opera Madeleine or The Magic Kiss is playing at The Tivoli, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Geisha, billed as "The most delightful of all musical comedies", is playing at The Manhattan Beach, New York City, USA.
The musical comedy San Toy is playing at Daly's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 65 performances.
The Trocadero Quartette present "Their black-face character creation - The Telephone Agent" during a week at Chase's Theatre, Washington DC, USA. Also on the bill are The Hungarian Gypsy Band, "comedy trick violinist" Chevriel and "The Dainty Singing And Dancing Comedienne" Kitty Fox Allen.
Ed F. Reynard, Ameta, Irving Jones, Bimm Bomm And Brrr, The Kelcey Sisters and Anna Morris are among the artists appearing every afternoon and evening at The Chutes And Zoo, San Francisco, California, USA.
Musical comedy The Little Duchess, with music and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Reginald De Koven, is playing at The Casino Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
Musical comedy The Little Duchess, with music and lyrics by Harry B. Smith and Reginald De Koven, is playing at The Casino Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 136 performances.
Klaw And Erlanger's Troubadours are performing in the musical comedy The Liberty Belles at The Madison Square Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Haverley's Mastodon Minstrels, headed by "The greatest minstrel of the age" George Wilson, are performing at The California Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
The musical comedy Florodora is presented at The New York Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. The show will play on Broadway for a total of 505 performances.
Artie Hall, billed as a "Southern Coon Shouter" is among the entertainments on offer at Chase's Polite Vaudeville Playhouse, Washington DC, USA. Also on the bill is the "eccentric singing and dancing speciality" act, Frank Hayes And Anna Suits.
The Orpheum Vaudeville Show, featuring McIntyre And Heath, Joe Welch, Elizabeth Murray, W.C. Fields, The Union Gatling Guards, Macomber And Engleton, The Serenaders and Los Anglos, plays at The Bijou Theatre, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
The musical comedy Florodora is performed at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 48 shows.
The Philadelphia North American newspaper publishes an episode of the George Herriman cartoon strip Musical Mose entitled "No Use, These Days, To Try to Break Into Those Exclusive Professions." In the strip, Mose, a black musician, tries to become an Italian organ grinder but it doesn't work out.
Marie Wainwright, The Clipper Quartette, Homer Lind And Co., James H. Cullen, Fred Stuber, Papinta, Gorman And Keppler and Mr. And Mrs. Sidney Drew are appearing at The Orpheum Theatre, San Francisco, California, USA.
Peggy Pryde, The Famous Jackson Family and The Perman Trio are providing musical entertainment at The Tivoli Theatre, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Musical comedy The Show Girl opens at Wallack's Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 64 performances.
The Singing Girl! with music by Victor Herbert, plays at The Tivoli Opera House, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Bon Ton Burlesquers play at The Star Theatre, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
The Bowery Burlesquers are appearing at The Standard Theatre, St. Louis, Missouri, USA.
The "Farce comedy hit" A Night At The Circus, featuring "Catchy Songs" and "Prof Bothwell Browne's New Dances", is presented at The Central Theater, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Four Madcaps, Lamar And Gabriel, Colby And Way, World And Dreyfuss, Lee Delbosq, Lew Wells and Ola Hayden are appearing at The Orpheum, San Francisco, California, USA.
Lillian Burkhart And Company, Riccobona's Goodnight Horse, Crawford And Stanley, O'Brien And Buckley, Bryan And Nadine, The Yankee Comedy Four and Mitchell And Love are appearing in the "High Class Vaudeville" show at The Orpheum, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.
The musical Fad And Folly is presented at Mrs. Osborn's Playhouse, New York City, USA, during a run of 34 performances.
A Hot Old Time, billed as offering "A laugh in every line" and the "Prettiest girls on the stage", is presented at The Park Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
The vaudeville musical comedy A Chinese Honeymoon is playing at The Casino Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 364 performances.
Musical comedy duo Dillon And King open at The Columbia Theatre, Oakland, Californbia, USA.
The 3-act musical comedy The Girl Who Smiles is presented at The Longacre Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
"A host of comedians, singers, dancers and nifty girls" are advertised as the attractions at Yorkville Burlesque, New York City, USA.
Victor Herbert's musical comedy The Only Girl is playing at The Garrick Theatre, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy The Bohemian Girl, with music by Michael Balfe, is presented at The Park Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Musical comedy The Louisiana Purchase is playing at The Imperial Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 444 performances.
Lenny Carson And The Whiz Kids record Molasses Molasses, Everybody Clap Hands, Hug Me Kiss Me Love Me and Oh What A Goo Siam for Discovery Records in the USA.
A new radio series Crazy People, begins on the BBC Home Srevice in the UK, featuring the comedy talents of Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe plus The Ray Ellington Quartet, Max Geldray and The Stargazers. The show will later be re-named The Goon Show, and many of the songs specially written for the show (The Ying Tong Song, I'm Walking Backwards For Christmas etc) will become comedy classics.
The musical Top Banana, starring Phil Silvers, opens at The Winter Garden Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA. It will run for 350 performances.
The Irving Berlin musical comedy Call Me Madam opens at The Coliseum Theatre, London, UK, where it will run for 486 performances, starring Billie Worth.
Frankie Masters And His Orchestra are playing for the Ice Show - Calendar Capers - at The Boulevard Room of The Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
The musical comedy movie Bells Are Ringing, starring Dean Martin and Judy Holliday, opens at cinemas in West Germany, Europe.
The Rolling Stones' fourth UK tour continues at The Palace, Manchester, supported by Peter And Gordon, The Overlanders, The Barron Knights, David John And The Mood, Julie Grant and Tony Marsh.
The Rolling Stones' fourth UK tour continues at The City Hall, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, supported by Peter And Gordon, The Overlanders, The Barron Knights, David John And The Mood, Julie Grant and Tony Marsh.
The Top Ten records played on WKNR Radio in Detroit, Michigan, USA, for the week ended on this date, are :
  1. We'll Sing in the Sunshine -Gale Garnett
  2. Chug a Lug - Roger Miller
  3. Come A Little Bit Closer - Jay And The Americans
  4. Haunted House - Gene Simmons
  5. Baby Love - The Supremes
  6. Last Kiss - J Frank Wilson
  7. Have I The Right - The Honeycombs
  8. Gotta Give Her Love - The Volumes
  9. Let It Be Me - Everett And Butler
  10. Death of a Angel - The Kingsmen
The Byrds, Chubby Checker, Bobby Vee and Ian Whitcomb tape an edition of tv show Hollywood A Go Go in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley's eighteenth movie, the comedy-western Tickle Me opens in London, England, UK.
Multi-racial Motown band Bobby Taylor And The Vancouvers release a new single, Does Your Mama Know About Me, in the USA. (Vancouvers' guitarist Tommy Chong will go on to greater success in the comedy duo Cheech And Chong.)
The debut albums by Ars Nova, Earth Opera and Tiny Tim are released in The Netherlands, Europe, by Negram-Delta.
The Turtles and The New York Rock And Roll Ensemble play at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA.
Bob Dylan, seeking a new record producer with whom to collaborate, visits Frank Zappa at his home and plays him some new songs.
Slim Gaillard And Friends play at The Arts Centre, Swindon, Wiltshire, England, UK, Europe.
Jethro Burns of much-loved country music/comedy act Homer And Jethro, dies of cancer in Evanston, Illinois, USA, aged 69.
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