Here is a thread what is the bastard offspring of the Comedy Films and Comedy TV shows threads.
Back in ye goode olde dayes, if you were looking for a career in comedy, you grabbed your bells, put on a funny hat and headed for the nearest castle.
But what about recent times?
Looking through all the things we’ve mentioned, it reminded me of how some shows, festivals, TV channels etc have provided very fertile soil for young comedians, scriptwriters and comic actors at the start of their career.
Beyond the Fringe – all four of them!
The Goon Show – likewise
Private Eye, Punch, Mad or other humorous magazines?
Do not adjust your set
Carry on Films
Green Wing – Olivia Coleman, Mark Heap, Tamsin Greig
The Fast Show
SNL – Tina Fey, Kristen Wiig etc
I would be very happy if you could add to my list.
Do feel free to post some examples too.
In 2020, does the road to comedy fame begin on YouTube?
Do you find tubers amusing?
Personally I’ve always thought that swedes were far more amusing than potatoes…
I’ll get my wheelbarrow!