We Need Some Comedy Right Now

February 25th, 2013 by Jane Heller

I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m still upset about Granderson. So it was perfect timing that I went to my mailbox and there was a review copy waiting for me – a new book for children that illustrates the famous Abbott and Costello routine “Who’s On First?”

For the uninitiated….

The Abbott and Costello skit was first performed in the 1930s and it’s continued to entertain audiences everywhere. It was named the best comedy sketch of the century by Time magazine and Abbott and Costello were inducted into the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

Now the classic routine is getting a new life as a picture book for kids.

Just published by Quirk Books out of Philadelphia, Who’s On First? features full-color illustrations by cartoonist and illustrator John Martz along with the banter of the two comedians, and is the perfect gift for someone’s kids or grandkids (or adults of a youthful persuasion).

Check it out here. Really cute idea for children who like to laugh – and what kid doesn’t.

Back to the Yankees, at least we know who’s on first. What we don’t know is who’s in center field (or left and right fields, for that matter), as well as who’s behind the plate. I guess all will be revealed soon enough.




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3 Responses to “We Need Some Comedy Right Now”

  1. bob cerv says:

    Great idea! Hope it does well, and thanx for sharing the Original classic.

    If I remember my trivia, there’ s a “name” for every player except the right fielder. In the Yankees’ case, that seems particularly apropos.

  2. Dan says:

    Thanks – just bought this for my grand nephew.

  3. Jane Heller says:

    We have a right fielder, Dave: Ichiro. We just need one to hit from the other side – somebody good!

    You’re welcome, Dan. I hope your grand nephew likes it.