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.
Actors in gorilla suits have been getting laughs in films for many decades. An early example of gorilla suit humor could be found in a 1913 British comedy, Pimple and the Gorilla. Fred Evans, as the dimwitted Pimple, agrees to don a gorilla suit when a circus' star gorilla takes ill. Later, when he leaves the circus in his costume, he is captured by authorities and locked in a cage at a zoo.