Comedy Legends, 2018
This show is currently running on Sky Arts Wednesdays at 10pm!
Comedy Legends is a SKY arts documentary series. First aired in 2018, SKY swiftly announced a second series for broadcast in 2020, before we had even seen series one.
The series is presented by legendary comic and writer Barry Cryer and has to date run for twenty episodes over the two series. Series One comprised eight episodes as originally Kenny Everett and Phyllis Diller were to be included, but were carried over into series two that ran to twelve episodes. However whilst series two did indeed run to twelve episodes Kenny Everett failed to appear on those featured.
Barry Cryer pays his own tribute to some of the heroes of comedy he has worked with during his long career. Alongside Barry are contributions from fellow comedians, including: Tony Hawks, Steve Punt and The Times Comedy Critic: Stephen Armstrong.
Each episode celebrates one artist and includes highlights from their comedy careers.
Morecambe and Wise
The Marx Brothers
Channel: Sky Arts
Written By: William Simpson (series 1)
Original Transmission Dates: 10th October 2018 – 8th January 2020