Based on the format of the American TV show Saturday Night Live, this home-grown comedy production was an enormous success and bought recognition and fame to a great many performers, many of whom are now household names. It was hosted by Ben Elton and Lenny Henry. In a series of sketches it introduced us to the talent and chemistry of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie; Harry Enfield, whose two memorable characters, Stavros the kebab shop owner and Loadsamoney became household favourites; established performers John Bird, John Fortune and Peter Cook; new talent such as Jo Brand and in one extraordinary sketch, the Right Honourable Dennis (now Lord) Healey!
Volume 2: Featuring- Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Harry Enfield, Jo Brand, Tracy Ullman, Emma Thompson, Chris Barrie, Emo Phillips, Steven Wright, and Ben Elton.
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"Dated but still good"
A who's who of 80s British comedians doing stand up and skits. The topics are dated, and Ben Elton has a dog poo fixation, but it's still amusing.
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