Friday, October 17, 2008

Being a Comedy connoisseur

While I'm dredging through the records of Volcanic activity, working and living etc, one of my little joys of life is finding Comedy gems. Stuff which is really funny. For example, I was perusing Youtube and came across an old favourite of mine from "At last, the 1948 show", a lesser known direct ancestor of Monty Python. Starring John Cleese, Marty Feldman, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graham Chapman.

Now I may be getting old and prejudiced, but there are few shows since which come even close to sending me into paroxysms of screen splattering mirth. Here are a couple of the better sketches:
The classic "Let's Speak English" (Note the quick cameo by Barry Cryer)

And the original "Four Yorkshiremen sketch"

Happy thoughts.

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