Typically, comedy skits performed on the burlesque stage were handed down from one generation to the next. Comics, straight men, and talking women who performed in these scenes usually learned them from others by word of mouth. The material was frequently changed to best fit the local theatre, the audience, or even the situation. Burlesque: A Collection Of Comedy Blackouts helps us to remember just some of these forgotten routines. Whatever you want to call them; skits, scenes, routines, bits, or blackouts - if you like comedy from legendary burlesque, this is the book for you!