Kindle Edition of “Chain of Fools” Now Available Through Amazon!

Chain of Fools cover

Good news! My new book  Chain of Fools: Silent Comedy and Its Legacies from Nickelodeons to Youtube, is now available to order in a Kindle edition via It doesn’t sit handsomely on your shelf like the paper one does, but it does cost half as much so if price puts you on the fence, why there you go. Ten smackeroos takes it away. Get the kindle version here. 

About the book: Chain of Fools traces the art of slapstick comedy from its pre-cinema origins in the ancient pantomime through its silent movie heyday in the teens and twenties, then on to talkies, television, and the internet. Author Trav S.D. mixes a wicked wit, a scholar’s curiosity, and a keen critical appreciation for laugh-makers through the ages, from classical clowns like Joseph Grimaldi to comedy kings like Mack SennettCharlie ChaplinHarold Lloyd and Buster Keaton…to more recent figures, from Red SkeltonSid Caesar and Ernie Kovacs to Adam Sandler, Jim Carrey and Steve Carell…all the way down to the teenagers on YouTube whose backyard antics bring us full circle to slapstick’s beginnings. This valentine to the great clowns contains enough insights and surprises to open the eyes of even life-long comedy fans.

To order the hard copy go here. 

ISBN: 1-59393-240-5                          Format:  Softcover; 6” x 9”; 354 pages


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