A little-known fact about silent-era Hollywood movie star Charlie Chaplin and his fellow Englishman, Stan Laurel - who found fame as one half of a legendary double-act with Oliver Hardy - is that they were both members of the famous Fred Karno music-hall troupe that set sail for New York in 1910. Stan, who understudied Charlie on arrival in the US, returned home shortly afterwards - his big break alongside Hardy lay several years ahead of him. Chaplin, by contrast, had become a global name within five years of setting foot on American soil... 

The award-winning Told By An Idiot here reveal the fascinating story of two of Britain’s greatest ever comedians... a potentially brilliant double-act that sadly never saw the light of day... 

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