The Talking Clowns: US comedians 1930 –

The comic performers who flourished in films after the dawn of sound. Many were from Vaudeville or Broadway, others character actors who found their niche.

Clark & McCullough

Thelma Todd

Zasu Pitts

Patsy Kelly

The Marx Brothers

The Three Stooges

The Ritz Brothers

Tom Howard

Joe Cook

W.C. Fields

Phil Silvers

Mae West