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  • [Comedy Chicago – Second City Main Stage]

    [Comedy Chicago – Second City Main Stage]

    00:17 Color bars. Comedy Chicago episode information screen.  2:10 Comedy Chicago introduction sequence. Will Clinger introduces the show and gives the background for Second City Improvisation.  4:10 Cut to black.  5:10 Clinger goes inside the Second City theater and points out some alumni of the group. He talks about the design and history of the stage and theater. Footage from old Second City performances. 9:08 Clinger goes backstage and talks about some traditions. He talks to the Producer of Second […]

  • [Comedy Chicago – Tommy Gun’s]

    [Comedy Chicago – Tommy Gun’s]

  • [Comedy Chicago – Ciralsky’s Pt. 2]

    [Comedy Chicago – Ciralsky’s Pt. 2]

    [Continuation of tape 17343]. 0:15 Color bars. Comedy Chicago introduction sequence. Cut to black.  2:10 Will Clinger reintroduces the men he is talking to at Ciralsky’s Deli. He asks them to talk about the great theaters to play in. They tell anecdotes about some specific performances, working with their agents, and getting booked. They talk about other famous acts, like the Four Step Brothers. 12:50 Cut to black.  13:48 They return to talking about other famous acts, starting with Joe […]

  • [Comedy Chicago – Ciralsky’s Pt. 1]

    [Comedy Chicago – Ciralsky’s Pt. 1]

    00:18 Color bars. Comedy Chicago introduction sequence.  2:07 Camera opens on Ciralsky’s Delicatessen. Inside, Will Clinger sits at a table with three men that used to perform in Vaudeville and Burlesque. They introduce themselves and the restaurant. The men start to talk about the circuits they performed in, and how Vaudeville worked. They talk about the borrowing of material and some of the people they work with. The conversation is very natural and full of anecdotes.  18:10 Cut to black.  […]

  • [Vanishing Act – Archival Footage of Vaudeville, Bob De Florres Collection, Tape 5]

    [Vanishing Act – Archival Footage of Vaudeville, Bob De Florres Collection, Tape 5]

  • [Comedy Chicago – Vaudvillians Tape #4]

    [Comedy Chicago – Vaudvillians Tape #4]

  • [Caralsky’s Excerpts]

    [Caralsky’s Excerpts]

  • [Dr. Harlon’s One-Way Ticket]

    [Dr. Harlon’s One-Way Ticket]

    00:45 Camera opens on Will Clinger joking about David Hasselhoff and dressed in a formal jacket. Dr. Harlon comedy segment. He jokes about marriage and love.  2:18 Sign off on the program. Open on a stage. Clinger and another woman do a comedy routine for an audience. Raw footage of the show, which includes a couple comic songs.  35:20 Video recorded short on the beach. Show continues on the stage. Another Dr. Harlon short.  41:00 Return to the stage. The […]

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