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The roots of modern comedy,
This review is from: The Goon Show: Volume 29: We're In The Wrong House Again! (Radio Collection) (Audio CD)
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Listening to these 50 plus year old comedies, you hear from where so many other comedy groups and performers must have drawn their inspiration. There are elements of Monty Python, Hitch Hikers and Little Britain, at least, in these, not just inspirational, but inspired programmes. It would be nonsensical, of course, to write about the actual stories, such as they are, these are incidental. These programmes are perfect examples of talented people creating great work and obviously enjoying every minute of it. I listened with a permanent smile on my face and with many chuckles and laughs as well. The years have been very kind to the performances; Even the musical interludes fit.
It goes without saying that if you're already a Goons fan the above is superfluous- you know how brilliantly funny they were- but if you've never listened to them give this a go. It's as fine an introduction as I can think of and, if nothing else, it will brighten up your day.