Jul 16, 2018
It's Christmas in July! Grab some leftover roast goose and plum pudding (as we understand British folk tend to do after the holidays), because in this exhibit we’re taking a look at the 1987 "Christmas special" of A Bit of Fry & Laurie! This British TV classic sprang, like Monty Python and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, from Cambridge University’s Footlights comedy troupe. The titular Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are now well-known on both sides of the pond, but you can listen in to discover what these two hilarious guys were cooking up in their salad days.
Tune in to learn which Oscar winner worked with Fry and Laurie on an ill-fated scifi mockumentary sketch show, what Hugh Laurie thinks is mysterious, and just how fluffy, gorgeous, and lovely Stephen Fry is.
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