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About Baggy Pants Comedy

Baggy Pants Comedy is the popular term for a style of comedy identified with the golden age of vaudeville and burlesque. It was a two-man style of comedy featuring a Comic and a Straightman, often aided by a Talking Lady and a second Comic.

The most familiar practitioners of this style of comedy were Abbott and Costello.  Their films are laced with routines they learned in burlesque.

Theirs was a style of comedy that relied not upon scriptwriters, but on a remembered tradition of bits and shticks that circulated orally.

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