Anthony Balducci, 52, studied journalism at Baruch College in Manhattan and earned a criminology degree at the University of Florida. His first book, a biography of film comedian Lloyd Hamilton, was published by McFarland in 2009. The Funny Parts, a book detailing the history of gags and routines, was published by McFarland in 2012.
It happens at times that a prestigious dramatic actor will endeavor to pass from tragedy to comedy by applying his skills to a tried-and-true routine. Below, Errol Flynn performs the mirror routine in Never Say Goodbye (1946).
Orson Welles performs the man-loses-his-pants-at-party routine in Three Cases Of Murder (1955).