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A History of Alternative Comedy


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A one-off compilation from an original six-part series in which presenter Angus Deayton goes in search of the story of alternative comedy, from its lowly beginnings above a strip joint in London's Sohoto its lucrative status as the so-called "new rock'n' roll", thriving in a huge number of cabaret venues across the country. Comments and contributions come from such mainstays of the British scene as French and Saunders, Rik Mayall , Alexei Sayle , Eddie Izzard , Jo Brand , Meera Syal and Frank Skinner. Producer Peter Higgins ; Executive producer Caroline Wright


Presenter: Angus Deayton
Unknown: Rik Mayall
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Eddie Izzard
Unknown: Jo Brand
Unknown: Meera Syal
Unknown: Frank Skinner.
Producer: Peter Higgins
Producer: Caroline Wright

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A History of Alternative Comedy

BBC Two England, 6 April 2002 21.00

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