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It's the way he stole 'em! | Jason Manford recalls Frank Carson nicking his gag

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Stealing jokes from another comedian might be frowned upon nowadays. But older stand-ups weren't so shy about helping themselves to another act's material. Jason…

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Here''s some 1980s-style stand-up like you've never quite seen it before.

The video is 'found footage’ of comedian Allen Anders's 1987 performance at New York City's Comedy Castle.

But all is not quite as it seems – and, in fact, the film offers a window into the troubled comedian's psyche.

It comes from director Laura is Moss and stars Chicago-based actor Tony Grayson as is part of Channel 4's Random Acts series.

Stand-up or breakdown?

Allen Anders at New York City's Comedy Castle, 1987

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