Newcastle

Historical Humour

The Group meets at 10.30am on the 4th Friday of the month.
Room 2, Old Post Office. Everyone is welcome, come for tea/coffee and a laugh.

We review the comedy of yesteryear on DVD,CD and the internet.

We have had Stanley Holloway's "The Lion and Albert". Bob Newhart's "The Driving Instructor", Tom Lehrer's "Poisoning Pigeons in the Park". We watched a film called "The Plank" with Eric Sykes, Tommy Cooper and Jimmy Edwards to name but a few. We have watched sketches by Bird and Fortune and the "Yes Minister" programmes. We have an extensive selection of the 1950s and 60s BBC Radio Comedy clips plus much more in the way of comedy sitcoms. Members can choose items to be included.

In the January meeting we looked at some American Vaudeville, some sketches of the great Buster Keaton and a couple of episodes of Jack Benny. We plan on following on with more of the stars who started in Vaudeville then went on to fame in radio, then television and films. In the February meeting we will be looking at George Burns, known for his dry humour and ever-present cigar, and Gracie Allen to whom he was married for 38 years. They were a perfect comedy team.

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General History Good Read
Groups Coordinator Historical Humour
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Industrial History Introduction to Dowsing
IT2 Italian Culture
Local History Lunch-Roving
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Poetry Quiz
Saturday Music & Drama Shakespeare Group
Short Projects Short Tennis
Short Tennis 2 Sunday Lunch Group
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