Vaudeville always featured music and jokes - I have traditional stand-up
comedy from the mid teens- but Vaudeville is much earlier - Mickey
From: Revak, Kelly
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:26 AM
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Subject: [ARSCLIST] Early sound recordings of jokes?
I am new to this list-serv and hoping to draw from your collective
knowledge. I have fallen down a bit of a rabbit hole trying to answer a
fairly straight forward question:
What is the earliest known sound recording of a joke?
If anyone has any thoughts, ideas, theories, or sources, I would be most
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