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Two desperate singers take a job as the singing act in a movie theater between shows. They soon regret their decision.

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Joe Frisco ...
Joe / Reese Brother
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Joe and his friend Bob want to break into show business so they take on fake names - the Reece Brothers - and get a job performing at a movie theater between features. Turns out to be the job from hell: they're the only act, the proprietor has them doing more than 15 shows a day, the ham sandwiches he provides have bugs, and the audience and applause are scant. Their act consists of light singing and dancing. Is there a silver lining anywhere? They repair to a hotel for the night, where the there's a rude awakening, which they take in stride. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Mandy Lane
Written by William Hargreaves (as William J. McKenna)
Performed by Joe Frisco and Bob Callahan
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No ham in the sandwich
28 May 2002 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Hilarious! Joe and his partner are desperate to break into show business -- but no one can be this desperate! They find themselves out in the boondocks. "You open the show" "We don't open any shows." "All right, you close the show. " "I think we are the show!" With Billy Gilbert as the dyspeptic stage manager, it's a good thing the only audience is the janitor.


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