Why it’s time that a woman­de­manded a pound of flesh

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE -

Gra­ham Chapman, and John Cleese (what­ever hap­pened to them?) were mak­ing At Last the 1948 Show for David Frost. The year was 1967; the ti­tle was ironic. Very Python. In fact, be­fore we were even given the green light for the Fly­ing Cir­cus, Marty was do­ing won­der­ful, out­ra­geous, and off-kil­ter sketch com­edy for the BBC. It’s Marty was the first BBC com­edy show in colour, and crossed Spike Mil­li­gan’s ab­sur­dist com­mand of lan­guage, with Buster Keaton’s flair for vis­ual com­edy. Both Marty and I ob­sessed over Keaton. For me, he is the best there has ever been and ever will be. Marty felt the same.

Tim Brooke-Tay­lor will tell you that Marty as a se­cond or third ba­nana was un­beat­able. As a star co­me­dian, he got the angst upon him. By the time the BBC grabbed him for his own show, with Tim as first stooge, and the un­flap­pable

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