we pay tribute to one of the most innovative British comedy shows: The Young Ones. We play music from each of the 12 episodes and from other projects by ensemble cast of Rik Mayall (Rick), Ade Edmondson (Vyvyan), Nigel Planer (Neil), Christopher Ryan (Mike) and Alexei Sayle (The Balowski Family and other characters).
Two classic British TV shows, “The Young Ones” and “The Black Adder” have new editions out on DVD — great gifts for the connoisseur of fine British comedy in your life
To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Woodstock concert that was not played in Woodstock, we dedicated the second hour of the program to Woodstock-era songs covered by artists of the 1980s.
Much has been made of recent comments by Monty Python funnyman John Cleese about British comedy. The international star went on record saying that comedy in the old country has generally not been funny since the 1980s. While fans of “The Office” and several other relatively newer comedies might scoff at that (one actor/comedian, Martin Clines, went as far as saying that Clesse himself has not been funny since then), there is a plethora of substance to what the man who played the legendary character “Basil Fawlty” said.
This week, in honor of April Fool’s Day, our entire second hour pays homage to some of the best comedy tracks of the 1980s, including classics from Bad News, Neil, Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper, The Frantics and Julie Brown
This week on Revenge of the 80s, we honor April Fools Day with some of the great classic alternative novelty songs of the 80s with tracks from Bad News, Joe Dolce, Miss Julie Brown, The Kids in the Hall, Niel and more.