Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Footlights and Young Ones
Take a group of funny, slightly snotty, ever so precious Cambridge University comedians, a la The Harvard Lampoon, and give them a show on the BBC. Back in 1982, that's just what the British Broadcasting System did, and heigh ho, The Cambridge Footlights Revue was born, giving these students a step stool to fame-dom.
Uneven in laughs, the clip above is a curiosity, especially to those of us who followed these actors in the 90's.
If you want the anti-thesis of 1982 Cambridge comedy - I give you The Young Ones - featuring - some of the aforementioned members of The Footlights: