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On Behalf of the Committee: A History of Northern Comedy

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From the Industrial Revolution to our own digital age - via music hall, Variety, working men's clubs, radio, cinema & television - northern-born comedians have been at the heart of British popular culture.
This witty and informative book investigates why that should be so, while also celebrating the contributions of such household favourites as George Formby, Gracie Fields, Al Read, Frank Randle, Hylda Baker, Jimmy Clitheroe, Les Dawson, Morecambe & Wise, Victoria Wood, Vic and Bob, Steve Coogan, Caroline Aherne, Johnny Vegas and Peter Kay along the way.

On Behalf of the Committee is a rich reassessment of British comedy history and cliché-free confirmation that you really do have to laugh - or else you'd cry.

n very good used condition.

Item details

Author(s):
Tony Hannan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
160 mm x 240 mm x 1185 g
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0956007562
ISBN-13:
978-0956007568
Number of pages:
652
Publisher:
Scratching Shed Publishing
Title:
On Behalf of the Committee: A History of Northern Comedy

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From the Industrial Revolution to our own digital age - via music hall, Variety, working men's clubs, radio, cinema & television - northern-born comedians have been at the heart of British popular culture.
This witty and informative book investigates why that should be so, while also celebrating the contributions of such household favourites as George Formby, Gracie Fields, Al Read, Frank Randle, Hylda Baker, Jimmy Clitheroe, Les Dawson, Morecambe & Wise, Victoria Wood, Vic and Bob, Steve Coogan, Caroline Aherne, Johnny Vegas and Peter Kay along the way.

On Behalf of the Committee is a rich reassessment of British comedy history and cliché-free confirmation that you really do have to laugh - or else you'd cry.

n very good used condition.

Author(s):
Tony Hannan
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
160 mm x 240 mm x 1185 g
Edition:
2009
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0956007562
ISBN-13:
978-0956007568
Number of pages:
652
Publisher:
Scratching Shed Publishing
Title:
On Behalf of the Committee: A History of Northern Comedy

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