Monthly Archives: February 2021

17. The Secretary of Laughter: May Irwin

It was President Woodrow Wilson who gave May Irwin the title of “Secretary of Laughter” after she performed in Washington. Born in Whitby Ontario, May Irwin was another vaudevillian that following the death of her father – launched into the … Continue reading

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16 – A Trip to Hitland! in May 1921

This week on the Vaudecast with Grant Simpson: Imagine a time when the only way to hear new songs was 1) buying and reading the sheet music, or 2) go to a vaudeville show like the one on stage at … Continue reading

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15 – A Few Minutes with Jack Benny

On this Vaudecast we visit some of Jack Benny’s funniest moments, from how he stole his theme song from Kitty Carlisle – to his own feeble attempts to get some big named singers to sing a song he wrote called … Continue reading

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