17 episodes

Join us on a chronological journey through the films of the world's best loved comedy team, Laurel & Hardy. We'll have a special guest on each episode to help us to discuss every film the duo appeared in together, as well as giving some behind the scenes information too.

The Laurel & Hardy Blogcast Patrick Vasey

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Join us on a chronological journey through the films of the world's best loved comedy team, Laurel & Hardy. We'll have a special guest on each episode to help us to discuss every film the duo appeared in together, as well as giving some behind the scenes information too.

    14. Edgar Kennedy Special with Bill Cassara

    14. Edgar Kennedy Special with Bill Cassara

    Acting as something of a bridge between Episodes Thirteen and Fifteen, this episode is a special edition of the Blogcast where the focus of discussion is a man who appeared in both Leave ‘Em Laughing and The Finishing Touch, Edgar Kennedy.  Patrick chats with special guest, and Edgar Kennedy’s biographer, Bill Cassara.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    13. Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) with Nico Cartenstadt

    13. Leave 'Em Laughing (1928) with Nico Cartenstadt

    In Episode Thirteen, Patrick chats with special guest, Nico Cartenstadt. As well as being a lifelong Laurel and Hardy fan, collector and Grand Sheik of Belgium’s Bogus Bandits Tent of the Sons of the Desert, Nico also co-wrote, Spot On! An Audiovisual Account of Laurel and Hardy’s 1952 British Tour with Michael Ehret. In addition to discussing the creation of the book, they also discuss the next film in the Laurel and Hardy canon, Leave ‘Em Laughing from 1928.

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    To purchase a copy of Spot On! An Audiovisual Account of Laurel and Hardy’s 1952 British Tour, visit Michael Ehret’s website at https://www.laurel-hardy-publications.com/spot-on

    To read the blog on Leave ‘Em Laughing, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/27/18-leave-em-laughing-1928/

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    • 1 hr 21 min
    12. The Battle of the Century (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

    12. The Battle of the Century (1928) with Randy Skretvedt

    In this first year anniversary episode, Patrick celebrates the Blogcast’s first birthday with members of the Blog-Heads Community and from the wider fan community too. The film in focus on Episode 12 is the restored and (almost) complete version of the boys’ 1928 silent short, The Battle of the Century. Discussing this classic comedy with him is returning guest, expert, and author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, Randy Skretvedt.

    Also included are clips from interviews with Jon Mirsalis, Anita Garvin and also a brief cameo by Bob Gassell from The Marx Brothers Council Podcast too.

    Name checked in the episode are, Elmer Raguse, Buster Keaton, Clyde Bruckman, Richard Currier, Anita Garvin, James Finlayson, Charlie Hall, Hal Roach

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    To read the blog on ‘Battle of the Century’, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/20/the-battle-of-the-century-1927/

    To read the blog on 'Helpmates', click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2021/04/06/61-helpmates-1932/

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    • 2 hr 13 min
    11. Putting Pants on Philip (1927) with Glenn Mitchell

    11. Putting Pants on Philip (1927) with Glenn Mitchell

    In Episode Eleven, Patrick welcomes back to the Blogcast, returning guest and Laurel & Hardy expert and author of ‘The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia’, Glenn Mitchell. Moving another step along the Laurel & Hardy film chronology, Patrick and Glenn have great fun discussing Stan and Babe’s 1927 silent short, Putting Pants on Philip, as well as taking a detailed look at one of the boys’ regular co-stars from their silent period, Dorothy Coburn.

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    · To purchase a copy of Glenn’s book, ‘The Laurel & Hardy Encyclopedia’, click here: https://amzn.to/33G8LWS

    · To purchase a copy of John McCabe’s book, ‘Babe: The Life of Oliver Hardy’, click here: https://amzn.to/3lkWxeT

    · To purchase a copy of William K. Everson’s book, ‘The Complete Films of Laurel and Hardy’, click here: https://amzn.to/3lijZtb

    To read the blog on Putting Pants on Philip, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/17/16-putting-pants-on-philip-1927/

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    • 1 hr 31 min
    Bonus Blogcast - Laurel OR Hardy Blu-ray Release with Rob Stone

    Bonus Blogcast - Laurel OR Hardy Blu-ray Release with Rob Stone

    On this second bonus episode of the Laurel & Hardy Blogcast, Patrick chats to Laurel & Hardy solo films expert and author, Rob Stone. Returning to the Blogcast for the first time since his appearance on Episode One, Rob chats with Patrick about the brand new US Blu-ray release of restored Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy solo films. Patrick also takes the opportunity to ask his guest the infamous Atoll question!

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    • 52 min
    10. Call of the Cuckoo (1927) & Hats Off (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

    10. Call of the Cuckoo (1927) & Hats Off (1927) with Randy Skretvedt

    The tenth episode of the Blogcast is the final part of two episodes containing a fantastic interview with the author of Laurel & Hardy: The Magic Behind the Movies, Randy Skretvedt. In this continuation from Episode 9, Patrick chats with Randy about Stan and Babe's cameo appearance in the Max Davidson short, Call of the Cuckoo, and also their hugely important and equally frustrating 'lost' film, Hats Off. To finish, Patrick also asks Randy the infamous, Atoll question - but which desert island flicks will he choose to take with him?

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    To purchase a copy of Laurel & Hardy the Definitive Restorations (US & UK Markets), Click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/books-etc/ 

    To read the blog on 'Call of the Cuckoo', click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/11/call-of-the-cuckoos-1927/

    To read the blog on 'Hats Off', click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/2018/10/12/hats-off-1927/

    For more information about The Laurel & Hardy Blog, click here: https://laurel-and-hardy-blog.com/

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    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

GravityAmplifiers ,

Laurel & Hardy Blogcast is Incredible!

I am 43, been a fan of this team since I was a single-digit age. I absolutely KNOW that Stan Laurel is a genius and so important for all of our laughing fodder that we enjoy today. He was the Foundation builder. Oliver Hardy was also, a comic and performing genius. This podcast is one of the great in-depth looks at these two gentleman‘s professional lives and I applaud him for the guests that he has on and also for the amount of time and passion used propelling this series forward. If you are even a casual fan or have any interest in these two comic legends, I seriously beg you to tune in. Listening to this you can learn a lot about the craft. It’s also outstanding how young the creator of this podcast is. We are both on team youngster, that in itself is pretty remarkable. Spread the word that this podcast exists and let’s all enjoy the ride. This is one of the greatest detailed histories of Laurel and Hardy in the modern era and the discussions on this podcast are entertaining. Masterfully edited, the soundbites chosen for the perfect moment are a nice touch. Bravo and many more episodes to come and we haven’t even gotten to the “talkies” yet!Pay this podcast forward.

Leon the Old Musician ,

What a great podcast!

I’ve been a fan of Laurel and Hardy since the late 60s, and I was so happy to find this blogcast, and of course the blog of which I am a faithful reader. Patrick does a marvelous job as an interviewer, and he and his guests present a wealth of information about the boys. I especially like the format, where each episode is devoted to one or two of the films. I realize it will take a long time to get through them all, but this allows me to savor each film as it is discussed, and to look forward to hearing what Patrick and his guests think about my favorite L&H films.

Aggiefuzz97 ,

What a nice mess!!

I just discovered this wonderful podcast (or “blogcast”) and anyone who has the slightest passing interest in the Boys will just love this. The authors interviewed are just a wealth of information, as is the host. Great great show!!

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