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Thread #73074 Message #1264591
Posted By: Liz the Squeak
05-Sep-04 - 04:07 AM
Thread Name: BS: greatest written comedy
Subject: RE: BS: greatest written comedy
I'm still in two minds over the Goon shows and the war memoirs of Spike Milligan (which had me thrown out of a train carriage for laughing out loud too often.....). I suppose that as the connecting link is Spike, almost anything he's written that was supposed to be funny. Some of his serious stuff has the opposite effect and reduces me to tears. Such a talented man, whether at his highest or lowest ebbs.
Then of course, there's Les Barker. But he won't thank me for it...