Saturday, November 20, 2010
Drawbridge Sketch #5 "Ben Franklin Entertains the Neighborhood Kids!"
Ben Franklin was many things- scientist, inventor, astronaut and cyborg. But perhaps he was best known for his hilarious comedy routines which inspired the neighborhood kids to develop what later became known as "Vaudeville." Franklin's famous "kite in a lightning storm" skit was probably his earliest (and definitely his most successful) attempt at comedic performance art.