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Comedy Legends, Wednesday, 21.00, Sky Arts

Paul Kaye once said the worst moment of his life was when he finally met his all-time comedy hero Steve Martin, because he was Dennis Pennis at the time and therefore had to ask why he wasn’t funny anymore. But he was probably right, as most of his fans ended up despairing why such a hugely talented comedian, star of some of the funniest films of the seventies, ended up rather drifting in his later career in some extremely ropey films, taking on roles where he was likely to come off a very poor second to Phil Silvers and Peter Sellers not helping. But let’s remember him in his pomp with Barry and friends.

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  1. richardpd

    November 13, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Eddie Murphy is another once great comedian how had made some very sub-par films in recent years, though at least Dreamgirls shows he’s still got it if he has some decent material to work with.

    Richard Pryor was another comedy great who had to work with inferior material to pay the bills.

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