Show Business: Mr. Ear-Laffs

There are at least half a hundred incarnations of Albert Brooks, and all of them are funny.

There is the elephant trainer who has lost his elephant and must get through his act using a frog instead. The trainer looms over the little fellow, urging him through his paces with a whip, trying to get the frog to perform such evergreen elephant stunts as Roll Over and Find the Peanut.

Then there is Dave, the hapless ventriloquist who tries to throw his voice while drinking a glass of water and ends up with a gurgling dummy. Or the comedian, running out of material,...

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