Sons of the Desert

The Laurel and Hardy Appreciation Society

Celebrating over 100 years of Laurel and Hardy

The Sons of the Desert is an international fraternal organisation devoted to the lives and films of comedy actors Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. If you would like to find out more about us and what we do, click the link below.

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Celebrating over 100 years of Laurel and Hardy



Who can forget the famous iconic duo? They changed comedy for the better when they paired up together on the big screen back in 1921. Laurel and Hardy, both masters of their craft and exceptional actors and comedians. They appeared in over 106 films together and their timeless comedy is still loved by millions today.  The Sons of the Desert is a community-led fan appreciation society who value the works of both Stan and Ollie. As a community, we organise fundraising events, film shows, promoting the films of Laurel and Hardy with the attempt to advocate their exceptional films for the future generations.


This website will give you more of an insight into what the Sons of the Desert do and will offer information of the latest and past events, articles and more. To find out more about when all this mayhem started, click the link below.

Upcoming Events

"Tell me that again"

Convention International

23rd International Convention


Another Fine Mess tent of California are set to host the 23rd International Convention in Sacramento

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Convention England

43rd UK Convention


The 43rd UK Convention will be taking place as a joint venture hosted by the Brats and County Hospital tents.

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Feedback from The Sons

Patrick V. says:

A sense of belonging to an incredibly friendly and supportive community with a common interest
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Johnny S. says:

A Wonderful Society for Fun Friendship Laughter and having the time of our lives appreciating for the Greatest Comedy Duo of All Time
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Emma P. says:

This is the best organisation I've ever been apart of - one huge extended family, full of fun and laughter! Every event or tent meeting is super fun and it's great that we are keeping the boys memory alive
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Nancy P. says:

It is a fine and funny social group dedicated to the comedy of Laurel and Hardy. What is not to like?
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The Sons of the Desert

The Sons of the Desert is a renowned international society dedicated to the appreciation and preservation of the comedic genius of Laurel and Hardy. Named after the classic 1933 film of the same name, the society brings together devoted fans and enthusiasts from all walks of life. United by their love for the timeless humor and endearing chemistry of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy, members gather regularly to celebrate their legacy through screenings, discussions, and various events. The Sons of the Desert fosters a sense of camaraderie among its members, who relish the opportunity to share anecdotes, trivia, and memorable moments from the iconic duo's extensive filmography. With a commitment to ensuring Laurel and Hardy's enduring influence, the society serves as a testament to the timeless laughter and joy they continue to bring to audiences around the world.

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