July 20, 2002

Yay for the Goon Show

At YAPC this year Nat Torkington, an otherwise unassuming New Zealander (yeah, like that's true. I've seen Meet the Feebles...), got me hooked on the Goon Show. It's a late 50s/early 60s BBC radio comedy with, amongst other folks, Peter Sellers. in the cast. It's absolutely hilarious, and works really well in its medium.

The only downside to it is that it points out exactly how bad most modern comedies are. But, then, I expect most old comedies are absolute crap too, we just don't see or hear them. (Why, after all, show something that's crap when you've fourty or eighty years of material to draw from?)

Posted by Dan at July 20, 2002 04:02 PM