Peter Cook

A History: Are Brits Better at Satire?

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No.

Actually, it would perhaps be more fitting if I said YES, yes they are, and then go on to claim that the Brits are better at anything that involves saying things you don’t literally mean. I could then claim that this is why ...

Five Great British Comedy Double Acts

Comedy suits company. For all that Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton were solo geniuses at their craft when nobody could hear them talk, it was the magical relationship between Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy which superseded them once the ...

Russell Brand’s ‘Arthur’ Leaves You Wanting Moore

There’s a new Arthur on screen and the sole advantage he has over his earlier, equally tipsy namesake is height. Yes, sorry to say, but watching a miscast Russell Brand strain to be funny in a sluggish remake of Arthur, the classic ...