He was an old-style rat-a-tat Henny Youngman style gagman , and you could just imagine him on a stage in the waning days of vaudeville wearing a suit with oversized plaid pattern, a gigantic daisy and big shoes.
This included being a gagman at MGM, starring in a series of cheaply-made shorts at the poverty row studio Educational, and venturing to Europe to appear in a couple of features.
What I hadn't realised is that Cryer, apart from being a consummate gagman , is a closet rocker.
We made gagman do the cleaning up, training for his work at Lehman.
This may have been, in part, due to the fact that he was honing his skills as a writer and gagman at the time.
In the tradition of animation's greatest gagmen , Patrol 03 gives us real police adventures, spiked with the finest in animation comedy, starring the world's most unimaginable law-enforcement officers!
Though comedians such as Keaton, Chaplin and Lloyd are still well known enough today to be identified with just a surname alone, the history of comedy is littered with dozens of other gagmen whose monikers have since disappeared into the shrouded mists of time.
Some of the gagmen who fashioned their material were also cartoonists.
Don't be surprised if not long from now another group of gagmen finds success by poking affectionate fun at spiky hair, nasal vocals and high-speed songs about breaking up.
It's hard to see why Stan and the gagmen were so determined to do it because the results are pretty standard slapstick.