NEW YORK (AP) -- There's nothing quite so theatrically satisfying as good old-fashioned musical comedy — a few laughs, a few tunes and maybe an ingratiating performance or two. And "Enter Laughing: The Musical" has all three, particularly its leading man, Josh Grisetti, a lanky comic with an effortless physicality. He's sort of a young Ray Bolger with a bit of Matthew Broderick bashfulness thrown in for good measure. But Grisetti has a delightful comic personality all his own, here playing the gawky, obsessively stage-struck David Kolowitz, determined to find a life in the theater despite a significant lack of talent. That's where the laughs are in this Depression-era musical, which the York Theatre Company has reopened off-Broadway at the Theatre at St. Peter's after a successful run there last fall. "Enter Laughing," which features a book by Joseph Stein and a score by Stan Daniels, has had a strange life. Based on a book by Carl Reiner, it began life in 1963 as a play (also called "Enter Laughing"), written by Stein and starring Alan Arkin as David. It was a hit, but a musical version, retitled "So Long, 174th Street" quickly flopped on Broadway more than a decade later. And now this retitled, revised vest-pocket incarnation comes full circle, boasting a cast of more than a dozen on the tiny St. Peter's stage. Each gives his all, particularly Bob Dishy, as a tippling, expansive actor teacher. He delivers one of the evening's naughtier — and funniest — numbers in which he describes our young hero's imaginary bedroom adventures with a parade of 1930s Hollywood stars. Emily Shoolin sings sweetly, as every good ingenue should. And there is lovely work by Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker as David's bewildered parents who want their son to find more lucrative employment, such as becoming a pharmacist. Daniels' score is serviceable, but several numbers are more than that — most melodically "So Long, 174th Street," a jaunty farewell to the Bronx neighborhood that David wants so desperately to leave. "Enter Laughing" aspires to nothing more demanding than a good time. With the invaluable Grisetti leading the charge, that's practically guaranteed.