Posted ByGerry O. on February 24, 2004 at 09:01:49:
In Reply to: Re: Biography Question posted byGerry O. on February 24, 2004 at 08:52:24:
In fairness to Irving Fein, much of George Burns' humor (at least the humor that he pulled on Jack)does not translate well to the printed page. That's because so much of what made Jack laugh was not necessarily WHAT George said, but the WAY that he said it....with that completely deadpan delivery and straight face.
The same could be said about Jack. If you were to just READ a Jack Benny routine on paper, it might not seem very funny....but add Jack's stares, pauses and facial expressions (or lack of them), and you have a HILARIOUS bit of comedy!