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Vintage: Hedge Sketch

Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry do “the hedge sketch”. This is a simple yet brilliant sketch. The whole performance works when they get the first act wrong and start again. It breaks the fourth wall and the audience are in on it. As the sketch progresses the panic and pace …

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Soccer Mad? Monty Python Style

With all the various leagues and cups around the world hotting up who else can bring utter nonsense to the soccer pitch but those comedy kings Monty Python.  Here the Germans take on the Greeks in a totally bizarre cup final. Starring in the sketch are Archimedes (John Cleese), Socrates (Eric Idle), …

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Sketch: Going For An ‘English’

The cast of “Good Gracious Me” doing one of their most famous sketches at Amnesty International’s “We Know Where You Live! Live” special. The cast is featured “going out for an English,” This sketch is brilliant because it demonstrates a simple reverse. We can all relate to going out for …

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Vintage: One Leg Too Few

Jonathan Miller watches Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in the sketch ‘One Leg Too Few.’ Jonathan Miller worked with Peter Cook and Dudley Moore in the stage revue ‘Beyond The Fringe.’ “I’ve got nothing against your right leg. The trouble is – neither have you.”    

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Steve Martin used to be a Magician

Did you know Steve Martin’s hair wasn’t always grey? At the young age of 21 Martin became a writer for The Smothers Brothers. This was back in 1968! During the show the comedy duo brought Steve onto the stage to do some standup. As part of his act he performed …

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