It's Got To Be Funny, Hasn't It...
Max Wall, one of Britain's greatest clowns, traces his life and career
- Channel 4
- Peter Williams and Max Wall
- Martin Smith
One of Britain's greatest clowns, Max Wall traces his life and career in conversation with Peter Williams, including extracts from performances, and his assessment of the affair that nearly ended his career.
Max Wall's career in showbusiness hasn't been one of swings and roundabouts - more like a ride on the big dipper. He began his career as the 'boy with the dancing feet' and progressed with his inimitable creation Professor Wallofski to be hailed as a 'comic genius' - a comic genius also capable of riveting an audience with his dramatic portraits in plays such as Waiting For Godot and Ubu Roi. His personal life has been as searing and provocative as any of his theatrical roles.
Now, for the first time, talking to Peter Williams, Max reveals the pain and elation of a life that has 'got to be funny, hasn't it?'
- Production company
- Also known as
- It's Got To Be Funny Hasn't It? (Billed title)
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Saturday 24th December 1983 on Channel 4 at 9:30pm
- Episode length
- 1 hour
- Last repeat
- Monday 12th July 2021 at 4:45pm on TPTV