About Fred Karno: The Legend Behind The Laughter

Biographer David Crump sheds fresh light on the early careers of Charlie Chaplin and Stan Laurel; their rivalry, and the man to whom they owed their success - music hall legend and one of the goliaths of 20th century comedy, Fred Karno.

Illustrated talk from the author of Fred Karno - The Legend Behind the Laughter (Brewin Books).

Part of Birmingham Comedy Festival, Friday 6 to Sunday 15 October 2023.

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