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Comic Roots

NOTABLE BRITISH funnypeople revisit the places and faces of their formative years, before such a gimmick became a South Bank Show staple and hence done to death. Highlights included KENNETH WILLIAMS declaiming on stage to a non-existent audience (“If life is a joke, then make it a good one!”) and MICHAEL PALIN as a deranged psychiatrist talking about Michael Palin and promptly getting carted off in an ambulance.

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  1. Tom Ronson

    March 25, 2022 at 3:36 pm

    The Michael Palin episode also includes a lovely scene where he enjoys an old Goon Show and a cup of tea with Spike Milligan.
    Palin – ‘I passed Peter Sellers in a corridor once…’
    Milligan – ‘Sounds painful!’

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