Spike Milligan at 100: Best jokes and one-liners from the ‘Godfather of Alternative Comedy’

Legendary British sketch comic and writer Spike Milligan celebrates his 100th birthday next week.Or, he would, if he weren’t dead.Death was a recurring theme in the work of the man who sagely observed: “All men are cremated equal.” He was famously buried in St Thomas’s Church, Winchelsea, in 2002, under a tombstone bearing the Gaelic inscription: “Duirt me leat go raibh me breoite” (“I told you I was ill”).“I’m not afraid of dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens,” he said [ . . . ]

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Catastophe, Taskmaster & Horrible Histories win at Broadcast Awards

The results of the 2018 Broadcast Awards have been announced, with Catastrophe, Taskmaster and Horrible Histories the comedy-related winners.

Broadcast says of Catastrophe’s win: “Scooping its second Best Comedy Programme gong in three years, Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney’s six-part comedy scored a hat-trick of nominations for its third series, which was referred to by one judge as ‘unlike anything else on TV right now’. [ . . . ]

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