Category: Fist Of Fun

  • the dum show
    the dum show

    Yesterday, I came across a short listing in The Stage from 13th August 1992. Here it is: That’s quite the line-up, even as early as 1992. They performed the dum show at The Pleasance. It looks like they did at least one preview at the beginning of the month too (I’m sure they did more).…

  • The Actor Kevin Eldon
    The Actor Kevin Eldon

    I’ve been a fan of The Actor Kevin Eldon for a a long time. I can’t remember where I first saw him, but it was either on Fist of Fun, or more likely on Packing Them In. His presence in a show usually meant the show was good. He worked on the pilot of Smack…

  • Clips Of Fun
    Clips Of Fun

    I don’t know why, but it seems apropos to begin a trawl through the newspaper clippings for Fist Of Fun with this little snippet from the Amersham Advertiser. It’s one of the first mentions of the series I can find, and appeared on Wednesday 15th March 1995. The series began just a month later, so…

  • Mel And Sue And Rich And Stew Too
    Mel And Sue And Rich And Stew Too

    Light Lunch was such a fixture in my life at the time, that it’s amazing to me now that it was only on our screens for less than a year. It ran between March of 1997 and February of 1998. Here’s a fabulous episode featuring Lee And Herring, which unfolds in a natural and funny…

  • It’s A Puppet
    It’s A Puppet

    This is only funny because it’s a puppet. Otherwise, it’s very disturbing. As far as I can tell, Live On Tape was a sketch show that ran on KLJB-TV, a local station in Davenport, Iowa. It was on for two years in the late 1980s. I may well be wrong that this is the source…

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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