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  • Item types:: Speeches
  • Subject: Wit and humor
  • Subject: Wit and humor
  • Subject: Comedy
  • Subject: Wit and humor
  • Salubrities I Have Met
    Bangs, John Kendrick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1921), 19 Apr 1920, 180-216     Ladies' Night, with a programme which included violin solos by Frank Blachford and singing by Frank OldField and Arthur Blight. Some impressions of men of power with whom the speaker has had the rare privilege coming in contact with in the past fifteen or twenty years of a very active ...
    Bangs, John Kendrick, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1921), 19 Apr 1920, 180-216   Ladies' Night, with a programme which included violin solos by Frank Blachford ...
  • Humour
    Hicks, Seymour, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 16 Feb 1928, 47-55     The theatre in its relation to the life of the Empire. Effects of the war on the theatre in England. Our greatest heritage of language. Some comments on "movie talk." Sending over good actors with the best companies to play the English classics for the young Canadian people as one ...
    Hicks, Seymour, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1929), 16 Feb 1928, 47-55   The theatre in its relation to the life of the Empire. Effects ...
  • The Art of Listening
    Adams, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 31 Mar 1932, 137-152     Cruelty in the world through lack of good listening. Words from the poet Burns. Illustrations of the lack of listening skills. Understanding the art of listening. The moral aspect of listening. The effects of radio. Ways in which the art of lecturing has changed, partly because of the radio. The ...
    Adams, Sir John, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1932), 31 Mar 1932, 137-152   Cruelty in the world through lack of good listening. Words from the ...
  • The Melancholy of Laughter
    Moore, H. Napier, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 7 Feb 1935, 246-259     The melancholy aspects toward laughter. Relating laughter to an attribute of the lower animals, with examples. An analysis of what it is that makes people laugh, with example. The Scot's amazing self assurance and complacency that gives the greatest laughter to other people, with demonstration. This humorous analysis and examination ...
    Moore, H. Napier, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1935), 7 Feb 1935, 246-259   The melancholy aspects toward laughter. Relating laughter to an attribute of the ...
  • Some Experiences in Showmanship
    Christmas, Eric, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 5 Jan 1950, 151-159     Exploding the theory that professional comedians are extremely funny people, off stage. The exacting profession that is comedy. The other fallacy concerning comedians that the man like Uncle Charlie who will keep you in fits in the front parlor by the hour is going to be an enormous success on ...
    Christmas, Eric, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 5 Jan 1950, 151-159   Exploding the theory that professional comedians are extremely funny people, off stage. ...
  • Sportsmen, Indeed?
    Clark, Gregory, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 13 Apr 1950, 304-313     A comic presentation with is note: "In addition to his accomplishments as a writer, humourist and orator, Greg Clark is a talented actor. So much so that his gestures and facial contortions during the telling of his stories created gales of laughter making it impossible for our stenographer to get ...
    Clark, Gregory, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club of Canada, 1950), 13 Apr 1950, 304-313   A comic presentation with is note: "In addition to his accomplishments as ...
  • Dave Broadfoot's Canada
    Broadfoot, Dave, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 9 Mar 1978, 319-332     A comedic address by one of Canada's foremost comedians. A brief history of the speaker and how he became a comedian. A review of comedy. The therapeutic use of comedy. The address about Canada and Canadians is interspersed with many comedic moments and humourous impersonations of Canadian figures.
    Broadfoot, Dave, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1978), 9 Mar 1978, 319-332   A comedic address by one of Canada's foremost comedians. A brief history ...
  • Up the Empire—Interbreeding for a Better World
    Wicks, Ben, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 9 Nov 1978, 71-82     A humourous look at Canada and Canadian politics and politicians, interspersed with personal anecdotes and reminiscences. An optimistic look at Canada and Canada's potential.
    Wicks, Ben, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1979), 9 Nov 1978, 71-82   A humourous look at Canada and Canadian politics and politicians, interspersed with ...
  • Getting Away with It for Forty-Four Years
    Harron, Don, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 10 Apr 1980, 333-349     A humorous, anecdotal address with many references to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
    Harron, Don, The Empire Club of Canada Addresses (Toronto, Canada: The Empire Club Foundation, 1980), 10 Apr 1980, 333-349   A humorous, anecdotal address with many references to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation ...
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