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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 When the black sheep comes home Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-08-03
Performer Hungarian restaurant scene Comic scene, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-11-08
Performer On a summer night Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-07-31
Performer Gila, galah, galoo Male vocal quartet, with orchestra Avon Comedy Four 1916-07-31