Thursday, 21 October 2010

Ben Franklin Entertains the Neighborhood Kids!

Ben Franklin was many things- scientist, inventor, astronaut and cyborg. But perhaps he was best known for his hilarious comedy routines which inspired the neighborhood kids to develop what later became known as "Vaudeville." Franklin's famous "kite in a lightning storm" skit was probably his earliest (and definitely his most successful) attempt at comedic performance art.


  1. Just think of all the japes he could get up to with 25,000 Volts! He truly was the First American of Fun.

    Despite the abstraction you manage to get a pretty good likeness there. Nice.

  2. Apparently nobody understands the word "japes"....sigh. Just substitute "Hijinks"...we all get that don't we???

  3. I learned a new word today! Thanks Simon!