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Comedians, The

KEEPING THE OLD SCHOOL of British comedy in pocket for the best part of decade was this does-what-it-says stand-upathon, wherein the likes of TARBY, BERNARD MANNING, CHARLIE WILLIAMS, JIM BOWEN, MIKE REID, TOM O’CONNOR, KEN GOODWIN, JIM DAVIDSON, ROY WALKER, FRANK CARSON and DUGGIE BROWN did their best patter in front of what looked like a stained glass window. Not fondly remembered now, but then people laughed at PETER KAY once, y’know.



  1. Applemask

    May 7, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    Also revived in 1992 for reasons beyond the realm of normal human understanding

  2. Lee James Turnock

    June 5, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    “That’s Alfie Noakes, folks!”

  3. Tom Ronson

    October 24, 2022 at 3:37 am

    I picked up a copy of the tie-in album, Laugh With the Comedians, from a car boot sale for fifty pence. Unsurprisingly, it’s utterly laugh-free, and doubly annoying because you can tell where the funny bits are SUPPOSED to be – it’s just that none of them register in your brain as even remotely amusing.

  4. Richardpd

    January 7, 2024 at 2:54 pm

    While it was mostly shown from 1971-74, came back in 1979-80 & 1984-5 before the 1992 revival.

    Many of the regulars also appeared in The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club, which was made in the gap in the later 1970s, but was a more flexible format.

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