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Avon Comedy Four

Avon Comedy Four was a popular vaudeville quartet specializing in comic sketches and songs. Their material often included parodies of East European immigrants, complete with malaprops and logic verging on non sequitur. Particularly noteworthy were the talents of two members of the ensemble, Joe Smith and Charlie Dale, who were the inspiration for the Neil Simon play "The Sunshine Boys."

The following recordings featuring Avon Comedy Four are available in the National Jukebox:

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  Artist Role Title Description Primary Performer(s) Date
Performer Yaaka hula hickey dula Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-06-07
Performer My mother's rosary Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-06-07
Performer The professor's birthday Comic scene and male vocal quartet, with instrumental quintet Avon Comedy Four 1916-07-31
Performer Ginsberg's stump speech Comic scene, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-11-10
Performer I'm going way back home and have a wonderful time Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-06-12
Performer Cohan's wedding Comic scene and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-11-10
Performer The new school teacher Comic scene and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1924-10-28
Performer Clancy's minstrels Comic scene and male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1924-10-28
Performer Songs of yesterday Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-07-31
Performer Way out yonder in the golden west Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-08-03