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The Serious Actors Can Be Funny Too!

In my webcomic Comedian Heaven, the cast lives in a comfortable suburb of a large, flashy city, which is where the serious actors live. They refer to the city as Serious Actor Heaven and the two locations share a massive studio complex on the border. (The screwball actors live in a pocket in between which is colloquially referred to as “Semi-Serious Actor Heaven.” These are some of the best writers in history and that’s what they came up with. Yep.)

As it were, I stumbled upon a massive compilation of the Warner blooper reels from the 1930s and 1940s on YouTube, and it’s fun to see the dramatic actors goofing off when they flub lines and dealing with various mishaps on set. More than a few of them might have just been able to make it in comedy had they given it a try…