A poifect revival

The Three Stooges make comeback

The Three Stooges are to return to cinema screens, thanks to the Farrelly Brothers.

Warner Bros have given the writer-director team behind Dumb and Dumber the green light, and the movie is expected to be released in summer 2005.

The film will place the slapstick icons Moe Howard, Larry Fine and Jerome "Curly" Howard in the modern world.

According to Hollywood bible Variety, Warners are desperate for a high-profile comedy, and are placing their hopes on this revival.

The original trio made more than 100 two-reel shorts in the Thirties and Forties, releasing up to a dozen titles in a year.

Peter and Bobby Farrelly's current project is the comedy Stuck on You, about conjoined (Siamese) twins, which will be released in the States in December.

To buy The Three Stooges: An Illustrated History from Amazon

Published: 30 Sep 2003

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The charity fundraiser, usually held at the Comedy Store, launches an online version, with Mick Ferry as host.

The bill comprises fellow circuit favourites  Eleanor Tiernan, Laura Lexx, Nathan Caton, Rob Deering and  Russell Kane, plus Paul Sinha, and Vicar Of Dibley writer Paul Mayhew-Archer, both of whom have the condition.

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... including the Good Ship comedy club and the return of Radio Wales panel show The Leak.

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