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Laugh Lines: From Asylum to The Mighty Boosh

1 April 2010 6:37 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Bruce Dessau's guide to TV comedy: A low-budget 90s satellite sitcom that had big consequences for 21st-century comedy

• Laugh Lines: from Dad's Army to Hippies

• Laugh Lines: from Garry Shandling to Miranda

If Martin Scorsese remade Shutter Island as a shoestring sitcom, it would be something like Asylum. No noirish detectives with childish faces here, but things do get pretty dark as Simon Pegg plays a delivery boy who finds himself unwittingly locked up as part of a sinister psychological experiment when all he wants to do is deliver a Beef Magic Pizza to security guard Nobby Shanks (Mick O'Connor). The dome-headed doctor, played by Norman Lovett, even looks a little like Shutter's Ben Kingsley if you squint a bit.

Asylum was made in 1996 by the then-fledging satellite channel Paramount (now rebranded as Comedy Central) and, to put it bluntly, every expense is spared. Costs were so limited that »

- Bruce Dessau

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