Friday, June 08, 2007

DVD Review: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

I finished watching seasons 1 & 2 of "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" last night. It's a late 80's sketch comedy show starring only Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
Season 1 was pretty good. Very Monty Pythonish.
Season 2 was pretty much a lame rehash of season 1. However, the DVD for season 2 had something worth watching. It's the "Cambridge Footlights Revue" from 1982.

"The Cambridge Footlights" is an acting troupe at an unnamed major British university. Many huge names in British theatre got their start their. Kind of like how "Second City" is a start for many American comics.
In 1981-82 they had Stephen Fry (Black Adder, V for Vendetta) , Hugh Laurie (Black Adder, House), Tony Slattery (Whose Line Is it Anyway), Emma Thompson (tons of stuff), and two people I've never heard of. A collection of some of their best work is shown in "Cambridge Footlights Revue". Most of it is also available on YouTube.

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