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Ben Thompson's comedy career began in the winter of 1986-7, reading a photocopied Ronnie Corbett monologue to an audience of angry students. He never performed again, but later took the opportunity to parade his ignorance of the basic principles of stagecraft in front of a national audience as comedy critic of The Independent On Sunday from 1994-97. He has also written profiles of Britain's best known comedians for The Face, GQ, The Independent, Night & Day and The Saturday Telegraph.


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Sunshine on Putty by Ben Thompson
Sunshine on Putty
Ben Thompson
Based on hundreds of interviews with comedians and people directly involved, it charts the history of ‘The Golden Age of British Comedy’ – from Vic Reeves in the ‘90s to the Office.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2004

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