We don’t have royalty in these United States of ours, but if we did, the following families would the kings, queens, lords and barons of comedy. Some are bigger than others and a few have grown through marriage but the bottom line is there are comedy dynasties, and they deserve to be recognized. You know them, you love them, you want to be invited to their Thanksgiving dinners– meet the Royal Families of Comedy
Stars of stage and early screen, the Marx brothers were hugely popular in America during their time. 13 of their films were inducted into AFI’s top 100 comedy films and all 5 brothers were chosen for AFI’s 100 Years…100 Stars list. The main act consisted of Groucho
and their two brothers – Gummo
eventually left the group to pursue other careers. After the brothers act stopped, Groucho went on to host the veyr successful TV game show You Bet Your Life. Their legacy is intact as one of the most gifted an talented families of performers in the history of this country.