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Who’s On First

Ok, for whatever reason, I’ve recently become obsessed with Abbott and Costello’s classic bit from 1938, “Who’s on First.” There are quite a few versions out there, and God knows I’ve seen them all, but I think this is the best one.

From “The Actors Home,” whatever that is, circa 1953. They’d been doing this bit for over 15 years at this point, but it somehow seems as fresh as if they just worked it out.

Seriously, you should check out the a transcription of it – it’s really comic genius, and I don’t use that word lightly. If you’re so inclined, please join me in enjoying this moment once more. There’s a reason why it’s one of the most famous comedy routines of all time.

Listen if for no other reason than to be reminded that humans are capable of creating some pretty cool shit.