Slapstickery Supreme: Stooge Fest

Common wisdom, or urban lore, or preconceived notions, say that all guys everywhere worship the Three Stooges. The Alex Film Society throws its annual Three Stooges festival this weekend, and while the guy factor in the audience is likely to be up there, we're going to take a wild guess and say that the female fandom will be high as well.

Now in its 11th year, the Three Stooges Big Screen Event is a post-Thanksgiving yuk-'em-up full of laughs, more laughs and rampant silliness (something we could all use more of, especially after a holiday spent talking about jobs, the future and so forth). Born in the era of vaudeville, the Stooges depend heavily on gags and physical comedy set around an outrageous situation. No complicated wordplay, lots of various blows about the head and pokes to the eye region, and "nyuks" aplenty are on the bill.

No one is saying you have to dress up a la Moe, Curly or Larry, but if you want to get in the spirit, this is the event. We're just glad the turkey will be done and over with, because we might be tempted to return home and stick it on a loved one's head (or maybe our own).

Saturday, November 29, 2PM and 8PM
Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Boulevard, Glendale

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