Friday Night Live. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Laurie, Dame Edna Everage (Barry Humphries), Jo Brand, Julian Clary, Harry Enfield. Copyright: London Weekend Television / Channel 4 Television Corporation.

Friday Night Live

Channel 4 stand-up showcase. 10 episodes (1 series) in 1988. Stars Ben Elton, Harry Enfield, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and others.


Ben Elton, Harry Enfield and some of the other performers reunited to record a Friday Night Live special segment for the 1993 Comic Relief telethon Total Relief.

Harry Enfield's Loadsamoney character made such an impact upon the audience at the time, he is still today often used by journalists to help describe the materialistic hedonistic ideals of the late 1908s Britain. In fact, some people even call the Eighties 'the Loadsamoney decade'.