“That Slapstick Show” presents: A Film Roast of Al St. John

We’re honoring the funny man who has made the most appearances to date in the That Slapstick Show! series with his very own show!

Among fans of silent film comedy, Al St. John (1893-1963) is best remembered for appearing alongside with his uncle, comedy legend Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle. Al subsequently appeared with Buster Keaton in dozens of shorts beginning in the 1910s and into the sound era of the 1930s, eventually earning the screen name “Fuzzy” in cheaply made ‘B’ westerns. As a solo artist, St. John’s starring shorts have often been overlooked, ignored, and neglected.

Today, much of Al’s surviving starring film work still remains fresh and funny with comedy fans. Bouncing from one end of the screen to the other, Al displayed a wide range of comedic talents, often performing his own stunts. St. John could easily contend with contemporaries such as Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd for screen popularity.

Curated by Nelson Hughes

Tix $10 at the door

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