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Stan Freberg

Stan Freberg - 72% match to Flanders & Swann

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Pop / Rock Comedy Comedy Vocals
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Stanley Victor Freberg, 7 August 1926, Los Angeles, California, USA. Freberg was a satirist who experienced great popularity during the early 50s in the USA. He pioneered the style of satire and parody later used on such television programmes as Saturday Night Live. He performed on radio and television acted, wrote books as well as his own comedy material, worked in advertis Read more

Stanley Holloway

Stanley Holloway - 66% match to Flanders & Swann

Genres: Comedy War Mystery / Thriller Drama Musicals & The Arts Comedy Easy Listening Spoken Word Television Vocals
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Stanley Augustus Holloway, 1 October 1890, London, England, d. 30 January 1982, Littlehampton, Sussex, England. A much-loved comedian, actor, singer, at the age of 10 Holloway was performing professionally as Master Stanley Holloway-The Wonderful Boy Soprano. He then toured in concert parties before studying in Milan for a period in 1913 with the intention of becoming an ope Read more

Laurel & Hardy - 49% match to Flanders & Swann

Genres: Comedy Documentaries Drama Movies & TV Musicals & The Arts
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During their partnership Laurel (Arthur Stanley Jefferson, 16 June 1890, Ulverston, Lancashire (later Cumbria), England, d. 23 February 1965, Santa Monica, California, USA) and Hardy (b. Oliver Norvell Hardy, 18 January 1892, Harlem, Georgia, USA, d. 7 August 1957, North Hollywood, California, USA) made silent and talking films. In 1910 and 1912 Laurel toured the USA with Fr Read more

Benny Hill - 47% match to Flanders & Swann

Genres: Action & Adventure Comedy Comedy Kids & Family Musicals & The Arts Pop / Rock Television
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Alfred Hawthorne Hill, 21 January 1924, Southampton, Hampshire, England, d. April 1992, Teddington, Middlesex, England. Hill entered showbusiness at an early age and played the variety circuit, specializing in comedy and impressions. He was already a well-known comedian in Britain when he was signed to Pye as a recording artist in the early 60s. His whimsical tunes, ‘Ga Read more

Noël Coward

Noël Coward - 41% match to Flanders & Swann

Genres: Comedy Drama Musicals & The Arts Mystery / Thriller Vocals War Action & Adventure Silent Films Music & Radio
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16 December 1899, Teddington, Middlesex, England, d. 26 March 1973, Port Maria, Jamaica, West Indies. Coward began his professional career as a child actor, appearing frequently on the stage. As a teenager he made his first film appearance in D.W. Griffiths’ Hearts Of The World (1918), which was made in England and starred the Gish sisters, Dorothy and Lillian. By 1919 Read more

Bob Newhart

Bob Newhart - 39% match to Flanders & Swann

Genres: Television Comedy Holiday & Seasonal Kids & Family Documentaries Action & Adventure Comedy Drama Spoken Word War
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Victor Borge

Victor Borge - 37% match to Flanders & Swann

Genres: Comedy Comedy Musicals & The Arts Drama
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Flanagan & Allen - 26% match to Flanders & Swann

Genres: Folk Pop / Rock Vocals
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Bud Flanagan (Reuben Weintrop [Robert Winthrop], 14 October 1896, Whitechapel, London, England, d. 20 October 1968, Kingston, Surrey, England) and Chesney Allen (b. William Ernest Allen, 5 April 1896, London, England, d. 13 November 1982, Midhurst, Sussex, England). One of Britain’s best-loved comedy-singing duos during their heyday in the 30s and 40s. Allen was the str Read more

Firesign Theatre - 24% match to Flanders & Swann

Genres: Comedy Old-Time Radio Westerns Comedy Movies & TV
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Formed in Los Angeles, California, USA in 1966, this satirical comedy troupe comprises Philip Proctor, Peter Bergman, David Ossman and Philip Austin. The quartet’s work drew on a multitude of disparate sources, encompassing 30s radio serials, W.C. Fields, Lord Buckley, the Marx Brothers and contemporary politics. Their surreal humour found favour with the late 60s’ &# Read more

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly - 23% match to Flanders & Swann

Genres: Kids & Family Sci-Fi / Fantasy Comedy Action & Adventure Mystery / Thriller Drama Comedy Television
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24 November 1942, Anderston, Glasgow, Scotland. Connolly left school for a variety of contrasting occupations, including welder on the Glasgow docks, before joining Tam Harvey in the Scottish folk act the Humblebums. The duo completed one album before Harvey was replaced by Gerry Rafferty in 1969. Although the new combination was responsible for two critically-acclaimed sele Read more

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