Comedy Is … Nice Work If You Can Get It

There was a time in the late 1990s when I would watch cable television into the small hours of the night. And more often than not, I was watching The Paramount Comedy Channel.

Home to an eclectic mix of British, American, and Australian sitcoms, sketch shows, stand up, and panel shows – the channel’s strap-line is burned into my brain.

Comedy. Is. Paramount.

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This is a pilot episode for a podcast I want to make. The idea is to use a show from the line-up of The Paramount Comedy Channel as a springboard to look at the history and culture of television comedy, and explore what these shows mean to me on a personal level.

I’m not sure about my music choices at the moment, so the next one may feel and sound a lot different.

But I thought if I uploaded this, it would make me do more.


SHOW NOTES

Music by Kevin McLeod, The Podington Bears, Anonymous420, and Jahzzar.
Interview with Chuck Lorre.
Interview with Cybill Shepherd.
Features extracts from Cybill, Absolutely Fabulous, High Society, Love & War, Roseanne, and Ab Fab.
Extract from Cybill Disobediance.

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