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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

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Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

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Series cast summary:
 Various Characters (26 episodes, 1987-1995)
 Various Characters (26 episodes, 1987-1995)


As the title suggests, "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" is less of a specific format than a 'coat-hanger' for short sketches, starring the comical duo in various, recurring or unique roles: Stephen Fry, the sophisticated giant who usually plays the smug one, and comparatively small Hugh Laurie, usually playing the patsy. Written by KGF Vissers

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26 December 1987 (UK)  »

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Hugh: We took the caravan down to Dorset this year, and pushed it over a cliff.
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Funny, insane, sometimes thought provoking and of course Fry and Laurie.
22 September 2009 | by (India) – See all my reviews

Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are known for their comical timing, wit and acting skills and until now one could only imagine what sort of mad magic will be created if they script down and act out a "sketch" themselves. A bit of Fry and Laurie encapsulates the talents of both of them in the perfect proportions to make the audience laugh. Not having to use a script, but just 'Bits' as the title suggests, makes it all the more light-hearted. The use of language to make something absolutely innocent, to outrageously funny is probably the most striking aspect. Sure they go overboard sometime, but hey like I said, its madness. Funny, insane, sometimes thought provoking and of course Fry and Laurie.

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