Comedy Clicks – The Comic Strip Presents

Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.

Today we will be looking at a comedy that was created by some of the best names in British Comedy and consisted of a different story each time – The Comic Strip Presents

 

Opening Sequence / Theme Tune

 

About the Show

Summary of Plot

A series of self contained TV films starring performers from London’s “Comic Strip” comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous films, literature, and generally everyone in sight.-IMDb

Number of Seasons / Episodes

9 Seasons

Characters:

Peter Richardson,

Ade Edmonson,

Jennifer Saunders

Nigel Planer

Dawn French

Robbie Coltrane

Rik Mayall

 

Trivia

+Only five of the planned six shows from the first series were produced when Channel 4 decided that “Back to Normal With Eddie Monsoon” (also referred to as “An evening With Eddie Monsoon” by some sources) was unsuitable for broadcast. The character was revived in the second series episode “Eddie Monsoon: A Life” and features Adrian Edmondson in the title role as the washed-up South African TV host. The name Eddie Monsoon is, of course, a pun on the name Edmondson. Many years later, Edmondson’s real-life wife Jennifer Saunders resurrected the name Eddie (short for Edina) Monsoon for her character in the sitcom Absolutely Fabulous (1992).

 

Classic Clips

 

A Fistful of Travellers Checks

 

Bad News Promo

 

Five Go Mad

 

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