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France had Existentialism; England had Hancock.

He generated fields of pure unexpected looniness.

Britain’s only renaissance hooligan.

He punctuated class-centric British life with absurd question marks.

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He took the weight of English sexual anxiety on his shoulders.

A high school dropout who learned his trade on the Borscht Belt…

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The 1960s was a terrible decade for film and television comedy, but…

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If you were to approach STEPHEN MERCHANT (born 1974) and berate him…

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Like Bea Arthur, Pearl Bailey, and Redd Foxx, the televisual omnipresence of…

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He was a violent husband (to four different wives) who managed his…

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All hail the Mighty Fin! For was it not JIMMY FINLAYSON (1887-1953),…

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Hey, PhD students looking for a thesis topic — here’s a freebie….

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My heart still skips a beat when I look at old Rolling…

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While it’s conventional to call Oliver Hardy a “straight man,” it would…

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Both PHIL SILVERS (1911-1985) and his best-known character, Sergeant Bilko, were driven…