Classic Entertainment

Classic Entertainment

Show type: Edinburgh Fringe 2007

Mr Winchester says “As we all know, the Edinburgh festival is awash with comedy shows that are considered “alternative”. Now this is true, but I’ve seen some of these shows and I don’t understand them, and they don’t make me or Tommy laugh. Now what we do…. what we are passionate about…. what we believe in is traditional, Classic Entertainment - that's right, I’m talking about Freddie Starr and all the other music hall boys: Bygraves, Forsyth, Tarbuck, Barrymore (before his problems) and of course Bobby Ball (but not Cannon). These lads were pioneers, trailblazers, and most importantly, they were bloody funny. Now Tommy and I have two things in common with these lads. Firstly, like them, we are traditional and secondly, like them, we are bloody funny. We do not muck about, we tell actual jokes (proper funnies), we know what our audience want and we bloody deliver the goods in spades”

Cast: Dan Skinner and Tom Verrall

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Classic Entertainment

Washed-up old-school entertainers have long been mined for parody; their relentless cheeriness usually hiding an inner bitterness, with anger and resentment peeking…

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