If you ever wanted a crash course in early silent film, TCM has it for you on Thursdays in September, with producer and director Mack Sennett films and shorts. He was arguably the original King of Comedy.
Sennett's great stars included Mable Normand, Fatty Arbuckle, and Charlie Chaplin, not to mention the timeless Keystone Kops. You may remember he is depicted in the film Chaplin by Dan Aykroyd.
TCM will show 4 films and 83 shorts. You can get a peak from the trailer below.