'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]
British Comedian Mel Smith Dies at 60
by Bradford Evans British comedian Mel Smith passed away Friday in his London home after having a heart attack. He was 60 years old. Smith rose to prominence when was cast in the influential series Not the Nine O'Clock News in 1979 at age 26. There, he was part of a cast that included Rowan Atkinson... [Read More]