Comedy Legends. Barry Cryer. Copyright: 3DD
Comedy Legends

Comedy Legends

  • TV documentary
  • Sky Arts
  • 2018 - 2021
  • 40 episodes (4 series)

Barry Cryer pays tribute to the heroes of comedy he has worked with. Also features Tim Brooke-Taylor, Steve Punt, Clive Anderson, Stephen Armstrong, Tony Hawks and more.

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Series 2, Episode 1 - The Marx Brothers

Barry Cryer reviews the timeless vaudeville family, the Marx Brothers.

Further details

Comedy Legends. Image shows from L to R: Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx. Copyright: 3DD

Barry Cryer reviews the timeless vaudeville family, the Marx Brothers.

Sons of Jewish immigrants, the brother's distinctive slapstick personas were a hit on Broadway, with Groucho converting his stage persona to a highly successful film and TV career and remains one of the most quotable comedians to this day. As to whether Groucho would want to be held in such esteemed company as the other comedy legends, well, he did famously say "I refuse to join any club that would have me for a member."

Broadcast details

Wednesday 16th October 2019
Sky Arts
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 10:00pm Sky Arts
Thursday 2nd January 2020 6:00pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 8th April 2020 10:00pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 15th April 2020 12:00am Sky Arts
Thursday 16th July 2020 2:00pm Sky Arts
Sunday 19th July 2020 1:00pm Sky Arts
Thursday 24th December 2020 3:00pm Sky Arts
Wednesday 31st March 2021 10:00pm Sky Arts
Thursday 9th June 2022 10:00pm Sky Arts

Cast & crew

Barry Cryer Host / Presenter
Steve Punt Self
Stephen Armstrong Self
Tony Hawks Self
Neil Norman Self
Jo Caulfield Self
Guest cast
Chico Marx Self (Archive Material)
Gummo Marx Self (Archive Material)
Harpo Marx Self (Archive Material)
Groucho Marx Self (Archive Material)
Zeppo Marx Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Lyndy Saville Director
Lyndy Saville Producer
David Byrne Executive Producer
Jack Oliver Executive Producer
Dominic Saville Executive Producer
Ashley Hall Edit Producer
Will Perity-Pond Editor
Cosmo Hildyard Director of Photography
Nicholas Stylianou Director of Photography

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