Big nyuks on the big screen
Thanks to the Ambler Theater and Gary Lassin, president of The Three Stooges Fan Club and curator of the fabulous Stoogeum museum in Spring House, that’s been an annual opportunity for local fans over the past several years.
The theater and Lassin hosted the seventh annual Stoogefest with the program titled, “Classic Shorts on the Big Screen,” Wednesday evening in Ambler.
As usual, the place was packed with knuckleheads, knuckleheadettes and little knuckleheads, all nyuk-nyuk-nyukking it up at the antics of the Stooges on the big screen.
I’ve been to this event in the past, and the most enjoyable part for me is viewing the Stooges with an audience. I grew up watching the boys on television and the only audience in our house was my brother and I. While it’s highly entertaining to watch my brother — and man of few words and guarded emotions — chortle at the Stooges, it’s even more entertaining to have the real-life laugh track courtesy of a theater full of people to heighten the Stooges experience.
This year’s event included an appearance by Moe impersonator Jay Novelli and Curly impersonator Jay Montagna, always entertaining in their interpretations of the comedy legends.
I couldn’t stay for the whole program this year, but I really appreciate and enjoy having access to all the Stooges history right here in our own back yard.