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Dentist Sketch
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Dentist Sketch

While we normally feature British comedy on QC, there’s plenty of room for US, Canadian, Australian or even foreign language comedy – as long as they make the grade. This clip came to be via my dad, actually, and is from The Carol Burnett Show (1967-1978) and features Harvey Korman and Tim Conway. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tao1WHjKAsc

Doddy Statue

[singlepic=9,320,240,,right]Not before time, Ken Dodd is soon to be honoured in statue form. The distinctive comic – the last vestige of the music hall era –  is to be unveiled greeting late Labour MP Bessie Braddock and has as been commissioned by Merseytravel and will be designed by Liverpool-based artist Tom Murphy. It will be…

QC Changes

Back in the day, when Quintessential Comedy was a lot younger and looked so much different, there was “feature articles”. These articles managed to get a wee bit of attention, being – as they were – about Fawlty Towers and Monty Python’s Flying Circus. Of course due to the re-imagining of Quintessential Comedy as a…

Farewell, Humph

[singlepic=17,320,240,,right]It’s with a sad heart that I relate the news of Humphrey Lyttleton’s passing.  The jazz musician extraordinaire and host of the long running “antidote to panel games” I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue passed away yesterday at the age of 86, following surgery for an aortic aneurysm. Lyttleton was born into the landed gentry,…

Reclaim Your TV Licence Fee!

You won’t feel that you have any choice once you’ve sat through this – BBC News have announced that Mong and Bint’s James Corden and Mathew Horne have signed up to make a new comedy sketch show for BBC Three. I shit you not. Worse, the once respected television corporation have described it as: “traditional…

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