Episode 35 'Rik, Ben and Andy at the Edinburgh Fringe, 1983'
Merry Podmas everyone! ‘Tis the Season to be jolly, and we’re celebrating with an incredibly spectacular episode, looking at
Merry Podmas everyone! ‘Tis the Season to be jolly, and we’re celebrating with an incredibly spectacular episode, looking at a 1983 Edinburgh Fringe show featuring Rik Mayall, Andy de la Tour and Ben Elton. Your hosts Oliver Double and Elspeth Millar discuss the financial logistics of the Fringe and how much they’ve changed since then, and we have EXCLUSIVE AUDIO from interviews with JENNY LECOAT, ANDY DE LA TOUR and – wait for it – BEN ELTON! Yes, we have a bit of comedy legend BEN ELTON on the show, we absolutely bloody do! BEN ELTON!! I bet you’re wishing it could be Podmas EVERY DAY! Please Deck the iTunes Halls with boughs of 5 star reviews. And why not join our Facebook group?
A monthly podcast that examines the history of stand-up comedy through objects found at the British Stand-up Comedy Archive.
In this podcast, Oliver Double and Elspeth Millar from the University of Kent examine material from the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive. Each episode features a particular item from the archive, which they discuss to show what it reveals about the art and craft of stand-up and the recent history of the form. If you enjoy HistComPod, please remember to subscribe, share with your friends and give us a review on iTunes. We’re on Twitter (@HistComPod) and Facebook (A History of Comedy in Several Objects Podcast). And you are welcome to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries, suggestions and to organise a visit to the archive.
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