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Published: 30 June 2013

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719083778

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Cult British TV Comedy

From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville

Leon Hunt

Published by Manchester University Press

  • Includes a substantial and topical chapter on 'offensive' comedy
  • Includes analyses of cult shows that have received little scholarly attention - the work of Vic Reeves, Graham Linehan's sitcoms, The Fast Show and Psychoville.
  • Takes an original approach to alternative and post-alternative comedy by seeing them as forms of 'cult' and 'quality' TV
  • The only sustained critical analysis of 'Post-alternative' British TV comedy

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