- Tuesday 17th May 2011, 5:22am
- Townsville, Australia
- 563 posts
I am a big fan of the generation known as the 'Alternative Comedians' that emerged in the late seventies and eighties and were featured, early in, in clubs like The Comedy Store and The Comic Strip.
I have been reading a fantastic book about them, called "Didn't You Kill My Mother-In-Law?" by roger Wilmut and Peter Rosengard. there is another I own called "That's Anarchy" by Chrissie Macdonald.
Comedians include Victoria Wood, Mayall and Edmonson, Richardson and Planer, French and Saunders, Alxei Sayle, Pauline Melville, Frost and Arden, Ben Elton, Keith Allen, Arnold Brown, Helen Lederer, Jenny Eclaire and many, many others.
Some programmes created by these comedians are "The Young Ones", "Happy Families", "Girls On Top", "The Comic Strip Presents...", "Saturday/Friday Live" "Filthy Rich and Catlflap", "Bottom", "French and Saunders", Absolutely Fabulous" "Blackadder" "Jam and Jerusalem", "The Thin Blue Line", "The Life and Times of vivienne Vyle", "Rik Mayall Presents", "Teenage Kicks", Victoria Wood's programmes and so many more.
who else likes them, and what are your favourites?
Who else has followed in their footsteps more recently?