Comedy has been defined by many, from the Ancient Greek Theatre to writings of Aristotle to Shakespearean sonnets and plays to the silent film era of Charlie Chaplin, with one very important aspect in common: laughter. As time progressed from 425 BCE to modern day 21st century, the word came more and more to be associated with any sort of performance that causes one to literally laugh outloud. Today's spotlight is on an American comedy act whose work in radio, film and television made them the most popular comedy team in the 40s and 50s.
Laugh a little, laugh a lot, this duo hit the spot!
Thanks to the endurance of their most popular and influential routine, "Who's on First?"—whose rapid-fire word play and comprehension confusion set the preponderant framework for most of their best-known routines—the team is, as a result, featured in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. Source: Abbott & Costello