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Inside Britain’s Growing Comedy Crisis

For the past few years, America has been experiencing a spectacularly creative comedy boom that continues to grow. But in the UK, the comedy scene may be heading in the other direction. For the past decade, live and televised comedy have been [...]

By Elise Czajkowski

Comedian Spike Milligan Solves Ancient Hospital Gown Conundrum

Many have tried and failed to sort out the matter of too-long or -short dressing gowns. Great minds have disintegrated in the slippery confusion of this issue, grown men driven mad by the impossibility of covering everyone's knees without [...]

By Hallie Cantor

Monty Python vs. the Censors

Before its release in 1975, Monty Python and the Holy Grail was viewed by someone from the British Board of Film Classification, the group that gives films ratings in Britain. He gave producer Mark Forstater some advice on getting the rating [...]

By Adam Frucci

Gervais and Merchant Tackle Dwarf Comedy with Life’s Too Short

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant have yet another show coming to British television, with the latest called Life's Too Short: "As with the pilot, the series centres on Warwick Davis – whose credits include Star Wars and the Harry Potter [...]

By Adam Frucci