Comedy Is … The Best Medicine

Here’s the second installment of Comedy Is … a sort of audio essay that uses a show from the late 1990s line-up on the Paramount Comedy Channel as a springboard to talk about the history of television comedy, and explore the wider social context of these shows, and what they mean to me on a more personal level.

This time round, it’s Becker.

I’ll probably do a British show next. Any suggestions?


SHOW NOTES

Music by Kevin McLeod, Poddington Bears, Anonymous 420, and James S Levine
Interview with Matthew Wiener
Interview with Lucie Arnaz
Interview with Norman Lear
Interview with Warren Mitchell
Interview with Al Murray
Features extracts from Becker, All In The Family, Time Gentlemen Please, The Honeymooners, Radio Times Advert

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