This episode is mostly about Not Only But Also, the 1960s hit television series with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
Tag: Beyond the Fringe
Is It Funny? Episode 5 – Boring
This episode is very boring. No, wait: it is about seemingly boring people in comedy.
Is It Funny? Episode 4 – Beyond the Fringe
This episode deals with the start of the ‘satire boom’: Beyond the Fringe
#RIP Jonathan Miller
I first knew him from Beyond the Fringe which I knew as an LP in my desperate searches for more of that comedy I had been alerted to by Monty Python, The Goodies and I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again which were playing on my local public radio and television. Yes, of course, my adoration of Peter…
SpeakEasy Radio: Ham and Humour
Today’s brief episode on SpeakEasy Radio deals with Ham on Heels, S. L. Johnson‘s illustration that inspired it, Henri Bergson, Totie Fields and more. In my abundant free time, I have a book to write on comedy. Maybe someday I’ll get to it…
Happy Birthday, Peter Cook
Happy birthday to the funniest man who ever drew breath — not to mention also a very dapper man at his best. The world is a poorer place without him in it. And a visionary, who believed in “Training BEES for uses against foreign powers, and so on” and “Elimination of spindly insects and encouragement…