With Harry Enfield on Friday Night Live was Ben Elton. He was the classic angry young man, more writer than performer. He wrote the Young Ones and a large number of the Blackadder series. This is one from Blackadder Goes Fourth when he meet his cheerful firing squad. Here’s one of his stand up routines on the differences between men and women.
And on the 11th of the 11th 100 years after it started the final scene of Blackadder’s final episode is the most powerful tribute to the madness of war, perfectly portrayed by a comedian.
My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline.
I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy.
I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere.
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I can’t watch that final Black Adder scene without choking up. You put it perfectly here Geoff…’the most powerful tribute to the madness of war, perfectly portrayed by a comedian’. Nothing more can be added to that.
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