A club's formal dinner has been completed, and there is a pause in the entertainment so that the assistant treasurer can give the report of the club's finances for the year. He is noticeably ill at ease, and after making his initial points, he explains that he is filling in for the treasurer, who is too ill to give the report himself. The assistant treasurer then proceeds to go over the club's recent income and expenses.
A Comedy Satire New Era in Laugh Entertainment (Print Ad-San Jose News, ((San Jose Calif.)) 30 June 1928)
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Benchley had been performing this routine since 1922. See more
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This is one of the earliest sound subjects, made only four months after THE JAZZ SINGER, by the then new Movietone sound process. (seen in the beginning credits below Thomas Chalmers' credit) See more