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Sunshine on Putty: The Golden Age of British Comedy from Vic Reeves to The Office

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In the 1990s, British comedy underwent a renaissance—shows like The Royle Family and The Office were hugely popular with critics and audiences alike. Just as sports, art, and literature seemed to move towards light entertainment, the comedy on the nation's televisions gave us a clear picture of what was happening to our nation. From Ricky Gervais' self-destructive love aff ...more
Paperback, 459 pages
Published January 1st 2004 by HarperCollins UK
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Oct 03, 2012 severyn rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Hideous attempt by Thompson to demonstrate that he thinks he is smarter and funnier than the comedians he writes about, and successful in that it demonstrates that he thinks he is smarter and funnier than the comedians he writes about. Puerile, lazy and, by the time you reach the moon-eyed chapter on Caroline Aherne, frankly nauseating.

Stands at the opposite end of the quality-writing-about-comedy continuum to Stewart Lee's masterful 'How I Escaped My Certain Fate'.
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