Thursday, 2 February 2012

Comedy and the upbeat

Have just read Stephen Fry's Chronicles, his memoirs of Cambridge and the 80's British comedy scene. All those who started back then, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis, Emma Thompson, Hugh Laurie, have had such an impact not only  on my generation but also on the next. Genuine comedy is so uplifting and even looking at 80's series with the bad film quality and dated feel, still gives me a feel good factor more recent comedy cannot give me. Is this me, am I an anachronism or is the world somehow less comic in essence and are we so superficial, true comic lines cannot affect us.

I fear we badly need big shots of good comic relief in this horrible mercenary world!

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