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From alternative to cult: mapping post-alternative comedy

Leon Hunt

in Cult British TV comedy: From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719083778
eISBN:
9781781705865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083778.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

This introductory chapter maps out the terrain of post-alternative comedy. It examines its relationship to alternative comedy (defined as both a specific moment in comedy history and a broader ... More


Cult British TV comedy: From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville

Leon Hunt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780719083778
eISBN:
9781781705865
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083778.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

The TV debut of Vic Reeves Big Night Out on Channel 4 in 1990 is often seen as marking a turning point for British TV Comedy, ushering in what is often characterised as the ‘post-alternative’ era. ... More


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