Genre: Sketch Show – Comedy
Directors: R. Ordish, B. Spiers, N. Symons, K. Bishop
Cast: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry (also writers)
I was looking for a good Dr. House trailer to include in the series review, when I came across a video of an old British TV programme called A Bit of Fry & Laurie, starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, the actor who embodes the controversial doctor. The video only lasted three minutes, but I coudn’t avoid bursting out laughing.
Both actors met each other in 1980 through a mutual friend, actress Emma Thompson (Nanny McPhee and professor Trelawney in Harry Potter) while they were undergraduates at Cambridge University. Since then, they have collaborated on numerous projects together, including the series Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder (also starring Rowan Atkinson) and the one we’re talking about, A Bit of Fry&Laurie.
This programme consists of a mix of comic sketches in which the duo play different characters each time. They’re usually excentric or quite stupid and get involved in absurd situations. And of course, there’s the irony, black humour and parody, so typical of the peculiar British humour. I must say I find Fry and Laurie quite hilarious. So, the next time you don’t have anything to do and want to laugh for a while, remember this comic couple and look for some of their videos on the Internet. You’re definitely going to have a great time. ☺
↓ This is the video I talked about before. It is not only the first sketch of A Bit of Fry & Laurie I watched, but also my favourite one. Enjoy it!
– Written by GuadiRC –