By Aaron Davis (for JHWeekly.com)
Looking back into the era of silent films (1900-1920), the physical style of acting was invented to bring comedy to the screen before a synchronized sound was practicable. Think Chaplin and his gags.
But San Diego’s The Silent Comedy brings ruckus energy to stage, a blues-rock-folk hybrid of a cabaret-meets-tent revival show. Heavy on the mustaches, waistcoats and top hats, the quartet is bringing a generation back to life in a way that could only be resurrected through the flashbacks of brothers and bandmates, Jeremiah and Joshua Zimmerman.
“What we do, performance-wise, is reminiscent of a Pentecostal church service because of the way that we were raised,” said Joshua, whose father was a Pentecostal preacher. “What we saw growing up came out once we started touring and playing with the band more. It’s interesting because most people haven’t seen the crazy, revival church service kind of