Tagged: Humour

Humorous Judge, 1936

This judge from 1936 appears to be a frustrated comedian. Mr Justice Charles of Leeds Assizes was disappointed that two potentially interesting cases had been withdrawn. In the first, Tadcaster Rural District Council were...

Russell Harty Plus Frankie Howerd, 1974

Another interview transcript from Russell Harty Plus, 1974. An absolute riot of an interview here with Frankie Howerd. It’s so vivid you can practically hear it as you read… (screams of laughter) Oh, isn’t...

Arthur Askey and the Diddymen, 1974

Did you know that Ken Dodd didn’t invent the Diddymen? Arthur Askey, another Liverpudlian comic, talked about them, treacle mines and all, in the early years of his act in the 1920s. But he...

This Reminds Me of our Wedding Night, 1894

Comedy vegetables. Never not funny. I see these as a staple of British humour. Medieval peasants surely found most of their laughs from rude veg, and thanks to Blackadder and That’s Life, they reached...