Comics (1993)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Post-Noir (Modern Noir), Showbiz Drama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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The two-part British miniseries Comics was written by Lynda La Plante, of Prime Suspect fame. In one of his first major TV roles, Tim Guinee stars as Johnny Lazar, a second-rate standup comedian. Having witnessed a gangland "hit," Johnny himself is targeted for extermination, whereupon he embarks upon a noir odyssey reminiscent of the Warren Beatty cult film Mickey One (1966). Comics was originally broadcast in England in 1993 over the London Weekend Television service.

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comedian, stand-up-comedy