Johnny Meah Presents: "We're On A Roll Now!"-- A Brief History of Comedy Car Acts
by Johnny Meah
As long ago as the early days of motion pictures, cars and the idiosyncratic behavior of both them and their drivers have been grist for the comedy mill.
Most everyone has had a couple of screwball car problems in their lifetime, the bulk of which don't seem very funny when they occur. But when they happen to someone else in a comedy sketch our laughing apparatus kicks in. Since the invention of the automobile, movie makers, vaudevillians, and circus clowns have taken advantage of this fact.