The Best Kept Secrets of British Comedy

The world of British comedy is a rabbit hole you can lose yourself in for life. ย Just following a list of long-gone essentials would keep you busy with viewing for some time. ย That doesn’t even mention the constant stream of new arrivals who, though watered down, keep us restocked year after year. ย There’s an even bigger wellspring of obscurity beyond the surface too, where the fourth wall is of no consequence. ย Editspotters, as they call themselves, have made it their solemn duty to explore this abundant vein of intrigue.

Considered an important part in the fight against bullshit and political correctness, editspotting keeps a keen eye on the divine hand behind our much beloved national comedies. ย …   [continue reading]

The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer

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Hear the writers discuss this subject on the Secret Cave Podcast!

Having already spotlighted what I consider to be their American counterparts in Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, I thought it necessary that I give Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer the fore this week. ย Vic and Bob, to be blunt about my bias, are my absolute favourite comedians of all time; making it tough to employ brevity when discussingย their innovations, chemistry and pure ability to cause laughter. ย Most will remember the duo for their madcap and subtly satiricalย Shooting Stars –ย the first and best of a string of inspired game shows. ย …   [continue reading]