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