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Marty/Marty Amok/It’s Marty/The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine

PUPIL-POPPING PARADE of slapstick and speeded-up shenanigans which sprawled across many a year (and channel) but always traded in the same business: double-time running about; period costumery with present-day gags; monsters in dog baskets; monsters behind people masks; triple-time running about; and shouting. Most of it was written by BARRY TOOK. The good bits.



  1. Lee James Turnock

    May 1, 2010 at 12:27 pm

    Sadly suffered from Marty Feldman wanting to be in every bloody sketch and the focal point of absolutely everything, and not really letting the supporting cast get a word in edgeways. Having said that, the lightning speed day trip is still mighty good fun.

  2. Tom Ronson

    February 21, 2022 at 1:29 am

    I think the late George Melly summed Marty Feldman up nicely in his long out-of-print book The Media Mob – ‘An anarchic comedian, he can be very funny or depressingly over-frantic. It makes me nervous to watch him. He tests his public like a child who isn’t sure he is loved.’
    The amount of recycling he did in his late sixties / early seventies telly years is pretty astonishing. Most of At Last the 1948 Show turned up again in some form or another in his solo shows, and the ‘monster in a basket’ sketch was performed God knows how many times over the years.

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