Emmett Kelly comp sketches Some comp sketch examples for the Notable Missourian book on Emmett Kelly (Truman State University Press). Emmett as a boy watching with wonder as a vaudeville troupe disembarks at the Cabool station. Emmett as a teenager demonstrating his acrobatic skills by climbing a telephone pole. Mom is not happy. Emmett as his famous character Willie in the crowd at a circus. A boy offers him a peanut which lead to one of his most well known bits. Emmett as Willie being followed by the spotlight. Emmett sweeping the spotlight became one of the most iconic circus acts of the century. Emmett on the popular TV show "What's My Line".