Firesign Theatre

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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’ ‘underground’ audience, but despite punning wordplay and sharp wit, many cultural references were too obtuse... Read more

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comedy
satire
humour
psychedelic
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