Men Of Comedy: Adam Sandler And Chevy Chase

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Throughout the history of comedy, many actors and actresses have come and gone and
left behind their hilarious movies and stand-up shows. Adam Sandler and Chevy Chase are good examples of how comedy has helped shape the face of acting. Comedy is very important in today’s society, with famous actors and blockbuster hits. Comedy is fun for the whole family, and it is the most watched form of movie out there. Most people find enjoyment out of a good laugh with their friends and family. It is a form of entertainment that has been around for a very long time, and I don’t see it going away anytime soon. Famous comedians such as; Charlie Chaplin, and The Three Stooges, were way ahead of their time and were often looked down upon in the face of television. Comedy did not become very noticed until, Technicolor came out in the 1950s. This made comedic films more fluent and lifelike in the eyes of its viewers.These actors are known as the trendsetters of gate keepers of comedy for society in whole.One can see that Americans like comedy and crave it more and more.
Chevy Chase, born Cornelius Crane Chase, was born on October eighth, 1943 in Woodstock New York. His grandmother gave him the name Chevy when he was two-years old, and has gone by that name ever since. Chase has been in many movies over the years of his career. He is mostly known for his appearances on Saturday Night Live, for his newscaster role in the show. Some of his movies that he has starred in consist of; Funny Farm, European Vacation, Hotel Hell Vacation, Christmas Vacation, Vegas Vacation, and Vacation. Throughout the late seventies and early eighties, Chase became very famous as a comedy for his films, and his anchorman bit on SNL. Most of the sequels to his best films, never made it big. The only strand of films he was in that stayed big through all of them was, the National Lampoon's’ Vacation movies. Other films of his that the sequels failed were films such as, Caddyshack 2, Cops and Robbersons 2, and Fletch 2. Chase crossed a whole new line of comedy when Christmas Vacation came out in the eighties, he made everyone laugh until they wanted to cry with his line about the family at the nuthouse. He is an iconic comedian and is old enough to have a lifetime achievement award. The original four National Lampoon’s movies were by far his most famous and well-known by mostly anyone who has watched his movies. (Biography.com).
Adam Sandler born on September ninth, 1966 in New York City. He started as a comedian at seventeen years old. His first major role in his acting career was, Billy Madison. He portrays as the son of a rich hotel owner, “ Mr. Madison”, who tries to prove to his dad that he can go back to school and graduate k-12 with only two-weeks to complete each grade, to become new owner of Madison Hotels (People In The News: Adam Sandler). He named his movie company after his two most successful movies, Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, he named his film company Happy Madison...

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