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comment by bhrgunatha

    But they had random musical acts in the middle, and did it only because the BBC gave more money per episode to variety shows versus straight-up comedy

Haven't heard that before, but it was very common for comedians or poets and other "performance artists" (I don't know a better term... educate me!) to support smaller bands and vice versa. The early days of "alternative comedy" in the UK was more like an experimental variety movement.





johnnyFive  ·  465 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That's possible, but they had some big enough acts on there (post-Ace of Spades Motorhead, for example), that I doubt that was the motivation.