March 4, 2009 Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California
Moonalice poster by Chris Shaw
Benefit for Project AVARY with Bob Weir, Mark Karran, Robin Sylvester and special guest Isabel Allende
According to Moonalice legend, the difference between men and women is that men THINK the Three Stooges are funny; women KNOW they are not. The Moonalice tribe is a matriarchy, which makes its tolerance of the Stooges all the more remarkable. I bring this up because today is the birthday of Samuel Horowitz, also known as Shemp Howard. Shemp was the oldest of the Horowitz brothers and the best actor, which is why you didn’t see him in Three Stooges shorts until after Curly died. N’yuck. N’yuck.
Shemp was an original Stooge, with his brother Moe and Larry Fine. They worked in a vaudeville act headlined by a nasty drunk. First chance Shemp got, he left the act for greener pastures. That’s how Curly became a Stooge. No matter what you think of the Stooges, Curly is a character you can admire. Soytenly!!!! The tribe thanks Shemp Howard for making Curly necessary.
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