6 .^MltogAQM^ Qglesbufg, III. Thursday, June 21, 1973 Time Is Right for Burns and Schreiber Comedy Duo By RICK DU BROW HOLLYWOOD (UPI) - The comedy team of Jack Burns and Avery Schreiber has been around for a while, but it's just possible that current social history has finally made them a good idea whose time has] Television In Review come. You wil see why If you watch them Friday night on ABC-TV In a pfeview of their new, one-hour summer variety series, which arrives June 30. Both are splendid, versatile actors. Unlike many comedy teams, past and present, neither performer can be technically categorized as the straight man or humorous focal point of their work together for both can (be either in given situations. Their scope of characterise tions is wide—as you will see Friday night—but in a period when political and social polarization was at its height, the old vs. new satires in the Burns and Shreiber sketches may have been too close for comfort for many persons. It wasn't vicious humor, but it hit home. Accommodation Reflected movies, television, music and the stage, for instance—reflect an increasing and easier accommodation between the past and present. And maybe this will mean that the comedy of Burns and Schreiber will find a broad base of acceptance among people once ready to take sides at the drop of a movie, a video show, a stage work, a pop song or a satirical sketch. The Friday night telecast can only help. For, outside of some weak, opening, standup material by the comedy team, the good to excellent, Illustrating the acting gifts of Burns and Schreiber, their rare skill at combining genuine poignance and pungency in their humor— and the underlying basis of past and present attitudes that generates much of their work, time as a motivating i6m In the human comedy. There is one sketch with Burns as a transparently sleek, wisecracking, self-styled Lo* tharlo, about 20 years out of date, who tries to pick up some girls, and Schreiber as his shy but natural pal, whom the girts They seem to have an go for. There is ahothcr sketch instinctively deep and wistful with Schreiber as a fellow who appreciation of the passage of has taken up a relationship with a yoiing man, and tries Vainly to explain it to his strait laced New England father (Jack Klugman) and brother (Burns). There is a marvelous sketch In which Schreiber, as an Irish pub owner, and Bums, as an old friend and customer, reminisce, with a touch of song, about how things used to be. There is a sketch in which a novice monk (Burns) moves in with a veteran membef of the order (Schreiber) who apparently has a beatific attitude toward great and eternal matters but loses his cctol over a minor problem. 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