Lucille Ball started out as a dramatic actress but anyone who has seen her knows comedy was meant for her. Lucille Ball married Desi Arnaz who was a successful band leader from Cuba. They wanted to do their own show but found resistance for backing their show because he was Cuban, had an accent and they didn't believe American audiences would like him. So, Lucy and Desi started their own production company and their show, I Love Lucy was a huge success and is now a classic example of physical comedy.
BTW...this clip illustrates the mind set of the 1950s in America...It makes you laugh but grateful you missed that era as an adult woman.