Episode 30 'Tommy Cooper's Fez'

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  • Song Name: Episode 30 'Tommy Cooper's Fez'
  • Artist: A History of Comedy in Several Objects
  • Album: A History of Comedy in Several Objects Podcast
  • Year: 2018

HistComPod has hit the BIG THREE-OH! Yes, it’s episode 30, and we’re celebrating by picking out our most iconic comedy object yet! What is it? It’s only TOMMY COOPER’S FEZ, that’s what it is! This piece of comedic headgear was given to the cartoonist Giles, and now resides in the British Cartoon Archive. So we use this episode to discuss connections between comedians and cartoonists, going right back to Dan Leno’s Comic Journal in the late 19th Century. We also look at some relevant objects from the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive, including a copy of The Dandy featuring a Harry Hill comic strip, and a storyboard for Harry’s TV work. Why not follow us on Facebook or Twitter @HistComPod? And maybe leave us a 5 star review on iTunes?