Legends of Laughter 2, or LOL2, is a sequel to our hugely popular 2011 program in which we honored the three great silent comics: Charles Chaplin, Buster Keaton, and Harold Lloyd. In 2016, we will be celebrating the great comedy teams of Hollywood with a particular emphasis on Laurel & Hardy, the Marx Brothers, and Abbott & Costello. In addition to these three teams, we will also profile The Three Stooges, Wheeler & Woolsey, Olsen & Johnson, Hope & Crosby, and (there’s no way around it) Martin & Lewis.
This is the second program of a proposed “Legends of Laughter” trilogy. A successful turnout this spring will ensure a Legends of Laughter 3: The Screwball Comedies.