On the record

Proops to examine stand-up albums

Greg Proops is to record a second Radio 4 series dedicated to classic stand-up albums.

Over the four-part series, the American comic will examine the social and historical context in which each album was recorded.

The comics under the spotlight are Ellen de Generes; King of One Liners Henny Youngman; Jonathan Winters and pioneering black comic Flip Wilson, who fought racism throughout his career.

Comedy Album Heroes starts on Radio 4 on Tuesday June 17 at 11.30am.

Published: 14 May 2003

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The charity fundraiser, usually held at the Comedy Store, launches an online version, with Mick Ferry as host.

The bill comprises fellow circuit favourites  Eleanor Tiernan, Laura Lexx, Nathan Caton, Rob Deering and  Russell Kane, plus Paul Sinha, and Vicar Of Dibley writer Paul Mayhew-Archer, both of whom have the condition.

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