July 3, 1940: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello's legendary comedy team debuted with their network show on NBC. Abbott and Costello was an American comedy duo consisting of Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. Their work in radio stations, film and tv made them the most well-known comedy team during the 40s. Abbot and Costello have been known as “Legendary Performers” by the Smithsonian Organization and are part of their lasting collection. Comic Jerry Seinfeld organized a 10-hour Abbott and Costello Comedy Workshop on the Comedy Route System.