Kings Of Comedy #2

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Today we are continuing our series of posts where we share some of our favourite comedians and comedy routines with you. We love comedy here at Jammy Toast, be it from old masters or young pretenders. People like Peter Kay, Jeff Dunham, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Bishop and Jerry Sadowitz amongst the newer comedians with Ken Dodd, Mickey Finn, Morecombe and Wise and Eddie Flannigan amongst the older funny men. From time to time we will share some of our favourite comedians and today we thought we would keep the ball rolling with…

Where Are All The Double Acts?

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When Bimbo and I were kids, comedy double acts were all the rage. Morecombe and Wise, Little and Large, Cannon and Ball, the list was pretty much endless. However, these days neither of us can name one young TV double act and neither can Barry Cryer – the comedy writer who has written for some of the best comedy acts. In fact, at the start of his career he wrote for the gold standard of comedy duos, Morecambe and Wise. “It’s like telepathy,” Cryer says. “It’s rapport, a chemistry. They feed off each other.” At the height of their powers, Eric and Ernie raked in more than 28 million TV viewers. These days, they’ve overwhelmingly made way for stand-ups or comedy troupes.