Shows You Might Have Missed: A Bit of Fry and Laurie
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It’s been more than 30 years since comedy legends and iconic duo Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry debuted their classic sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie – and it’s as hilarious today as ever.
When it comes to the greats of British comedy, it would be hard to go past Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry as some of the most hallowed and hilarious names of their generation.
Beloved for their work together in shows like Jeeves and Wooster and Blackadder, Hugh and Stephen’s lifelong friendship began when they were members of sketch comedy troupe the Cambridge Footlights Revue in the early 80s
The pair had immediate chemistry – and so it wasn't long before they landed their very own sketch comedy show, A Bit of Fry and Laurie. The rest, as they say, was history.
Combining absurdist parody, biting satire, witty wordplay and a bevy of guest stars including Rowan Atkinson, Nigel Havers Paul Eddington, and Gary Davies, A Bit of Fry and Laurie stands alongside the likes of Monty Python’s Flying Circus and Not the Nine O’clock News as a true classic of British comedy.
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