Comedy Performer: Hugh Laurie

Bambi

Bambi was the first episode of the second series of The Young Ones. In my view it is the best of them all. If only for the unforgettably manic dash to the station to the dulcet strains of Motörhead… Continue reading

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Dish and Dishonesty

Things are looking bad for the Prince Regent as the newly appointed Prime Minister and meddlesome teenager, Pitt the Younger wants to strike him from the Civil List. However, the House of Commons is evenly divided on the issue and … Continue reading

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Chains

Blackadder II comes to an end with episode 6, Chains. Both Blackadder and Melchett are kidnapped (in the palace – and by the simple trick of one foreign agent saying, ‘Excuse me, Meister…’ before his accomplice biffs the unwary (i.e. stupid) victim over the head with a wooden mallet… Continue reading

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A Bit “more” of Fry and Laurie

Bit of a mind bender this one. The old saying about the whole being more than the sum of the parts is both proved and disproved by Fry and Laurie. Together they were very funny, whether, as Bill says as … Continue reading

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