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The best comedy club, ever... | by Dave Cohen

The best comedy club, ever...

by Dave Cohen

03/10/2008 … There was a period in the early Eighties, after The Young Ones had leapt from nightclub obscurity to television stardom, when live comedy could have died out.

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