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Since 2009, Funny Business has been shown before audiences throughout New York City and broadcast on PBS stations across the country. It’s now available directly for on-line viewing in an effort to promote and celebrate cartoonists and their art.
Please see our home page for the link.

Scroll below for the play by play of the moments we have enjoyed these past few years.

2013 NEWS

Excited to announce another PBS broadcast on WLIW (Channel 21) March 3! Tune in at 4:30 or 11pm, and again on March 6 at 3am (for night owls).

DVDS are available for sale too!

Please see the BUY A DVD tab for more information.



PBS – Channel 13/WNET on Saturday, November 17th at 3pm.

Due to the great responses to our past screenings,
we had another broadcast on WNET.



The film will be screened at the venerable NYC institution, The Metropolitan Museum, on
Thursday, March 1st at 2pm. Admission is free with museum admission.
Please check the website link below for  more information.

Director Lyda Ely will be on hand for a brief Q&A after the screening.



After a successful broadcast in May on WNET (Channel 13) and WLIW (Channel 21) in New York city, and the tri-state region, Funny Business has gone on to air in Honolulu, Richmond, and Claremore, Oklahoma!

It will soon be shown in Dayton, Ohio, upstate New York, and even South Dakota.

More information on specific broadcast dates coming soon.


Check out the replay on Channel 13 (WNET) slated for 3:30am on Sat, May 7th.

More info on broadcast dates for PBS stations in other regions coming soon.


FUNNY BUSINESS has been picked up by several PBS stations across the country and will be airing in New York City
on WNET (Channel 13) on Thursday May 5th at 8pm.

Spend CINCO de MAYO with Cartoonists!
(If you are out that night, be sure to record it, or check local listings for replay times.)


November 2010 – Hot off the heels of a great screening at the Buffalo Film Festival, FUNNY BUSINESS was selected to screen at the Hamptons Take 2 Film Festival with events in both Sag Harbor and Westhampton. It was a great venue with a really enthusiastic crowd, and Q&A sessions with the audience.



August 2010 – We are delighted to announce that Funny Business was chosen for a 2010 CINE Golden Eagle award in the documentary independent feature categoryThe organization has been recognizing excellence in film and television for more than 50 years, and is one of the preeminent awards in the industry.

July 2010 – The Parrish Art Museum in Southampton opened its doors for a special screening of the film.We had a great crowd, complete with lots of old friends who knew both director Lyda Ely’s mother and cartoonist Charles Addams, two of the main subjects of the film. Please see this link for a fabulous article written in advance of that screening which perfectly describes the scope of the film and the director’s reasons for making it. You can also see our selected photos from the screening below.

Other 2010 News

More than 180 people attended the April 15th screening at The Museum of the City of New York. The film was shown in conjunction with a wonderful Charles Addams exhibit at the Museum. After the film, director Lyda Ely was joined by a select group of cartoonists featured in the film for a humorous and insightful panel discussion. We took lots of photos! (see below)

The film was also selected for The Kent Film Festival in Kent, Connecticut and was shown in the bucolic town to an enthusiastic audience on April 25th.

2009 NEWS

In May of 2009, not long after we put our first round of finishing touches on the film, FUNNY BUSINESS enjoyed a wonderful sneak preview to an enthusiastic crowd of close to 190 people at The Morgan Library. Linden Chubin, Director of Educational Programs for The Morgan introduced Director Lyda Ely to the packed room. The film was followed by a brief Q & A session.

Almost all of the featured cartoonists were in attendance for a pre-screening celebratory cocktail reception. This was the first time any of the cartoonists had the chance to see the completed film, and we are proud to say they were especially demonstrative in their responses!See the reviews section.

The Morgan Library presented the film in conjunction with their exhibit “On The Money” a series of money-related New Yorker cartoons from the private collection of  Melvin R. Seiden.

Selected photos from our screenings at The Morgan Library, The Museum of the City of NY and The Parrish Art Museum.

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