Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Comedy Acrobatics: The Maxwells

[post 133]

This is an odd bit from the old Ed Sullivan Show, back in the days of early television one of the best places to see variety acts.  If you think all partner balancing acts are the same, you might appreciate how the Maxwells underplay this one to comic effect.  Not big belly laughs, but some nice subtle humor. I especially love the ending!

2 comments:

Deborah said...

I like it!!!! Courageous to try something that slow.

baddobby said...

These 2 were a BIG DEAL in their time. They played the Ice Capades and Holiday on Ice. They once topped the bill in a show at Radio City Music Hall. (They are from Australia)