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Van Dykes team up for Sunshine Boys

Jerry Van Dyke said he had to push his older brother, Dick, into joining him on stage in The Sunshine Boys, but the pair are making "magic" together.

In the Neil Simon comedy at a Malibu theatre, the siblings play aged ex-vaudevillians who reunite for a TV special despite a long-time feud.

Jerry Van Dyke said that opening night on Wednesday was "fantastic" and drew big audience laughs. He said the scenes in which their characters fight were real crowd-pleasers, especially given their age - he is 79 and Dick Van Dyke is 85.

The Malibu Stage Company production is a limited-run fundraiser for the theatre.

But Jerry Van Dyke said there have been nibbles from Broadway - if he can talk his brother into it.

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