Golden Years of British Comedy, Vol. 2: The '50s (1997)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Sketch Comedy, Standup Comedy  |   Run Time - 65 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |  
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Few comedians develop routines without first growing up and being influenced by other performers. Viewers of this video will learn how 21st century comedians are still drawing upon some of the humorous performance styles developed by the British comedians who gained fame during the 1950s. Stars Max Bygrave, Harry Worth, Charlie Drake, and the Goons are featured in this second volume of a three-part series. Many Americans remain especially thrilled by the comedic performances of Peter Sellers, one of Britain's clever "Goon" radio performers. Find out how versatile and talented Charlie Drake proved to be after he mastered stand-up comedy. A variety of today's entertainers look back fondly on many of these early performers during interviews.

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Britain, comedian, comedy, highlights, retrospective, skits, variety-show