Thursday, March 31, 2016

TV Fun

Friday Comic Book Day.

Around 1960, if you were a bit of a comedian, you got your own comic strip in Film Fun or Radio Fun. These slapstick tales of mayhem aren't always the most original and the role of the comedian is almost the same in everyone, but the likenesses are great and the artists were among the best of Britain at that time. Here are two of my favorite comedians, Tommy Cooper and Tony Hancock.

1 comment:

rnigma said...

Tony Hancock starred in the popular BBC radio (and TV) show "Hancock's Half Hour." It was scripted mainly by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, who created "Steptoe and Son."