From Beyond the Fringe to Nanette: five shows that changed the face of comedy
With the Edinburgh fringe in full flow, here are the five standup sets that catapulted their creators to fameThese days, as BBC comedy controller Shane Allen recently confirmed, “Oxbridge white blokes” are out of comedy fashion. Time was they were the cutting edge, as when Messrs Cook, M... [Read More]
'Fame proved toxic for the relationship': when comedy double acts split
David Baddiel, Andy Zaltzman, Richard Herring and other comics on fame, failure and friendshipIn 1978, the year before the film 10 made a Hollywood star of Dudley Moore, the comedian appeared alongside his long-standing double-act partner, Peter Cook, on the Saturday-night chatshow Parkinson.“... [Read More]
Royal Mail stamps feature comedy legends to celebrate April Fool’s Day including Monty Python and Billy Connolly
News from across the pond can now be sent using a first class stamp featuring on the Britain’s finest from the world of comedy. Royal Mail is marking April Fool’s Day by issuing a set of stamps featuring some of the nation’s most popular, and funniest, comedians. Pho... [Read More]