Thanks to a fascinating array of NFTs, the legendary American comedy team Abbott and Costello may now spread laughter across the NFT space. Presenter Power Up NFTs is using an exclusive license from the estates of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello through Unforgettable Licensing for this project. The comedy duo’s well-known “Who’s on First” routine inspired the name of the NFT collection, “Who’s on First.” The drop will take place on October 28th, and there are 8,791 NFTs altogether available.
Behold The Abbott and Costello NFT Collection
For more than 20 years, the comic team of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello had tremendous popularity. In actuality, they collaborated from 1935 to 1957. The couple enjoyed enormous success during this time in radio, film, and television. The “greatest comedic routine of the 20th century” according to Time magazine is their performance of “Who’s on First?”
Currently, Abbott and Costello own 8,791 NFTs, which are still pictures from a well-known act. The two actors gave a legendary six-minute routine in 1951 on an episode of The Colgate Comedy Hour. The NFT collection is now made up of the routine.
The NFTs are not perfectly clear because they are individual still photos from a 1951 TV programme. But this simply enhances the historical authenticity and realism of the NFTs.
The initial 500 NFTs will cost 0.1 ETH (about $133.77), and the subsequent 500 can be purchased for 0.125 ETH (roughly $167.22).
The Well-known Comedy Duo Will Live Forever Through NFT
The daughter of Lou Costello, Chris Costello, said: “I’m thrilled that the “Who’s On First” legacy lives on with over 50 million YouTube views. And now, in addition to being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the routine will be permanently archived as NFTs.”
The Abbott and Costello NFTs are being released on the same day as the first baseball game of the 2022 World Series, which is significant since it pays homage to the beginning of the famous “Who’s on First” routine.