SPECIAL ITEM: LAUGH MAGAZINE

From 1991 to 2005, the 24 editions of LAUGH MAGAZINE offered biographies, episode guides and discographies about the greatest comedy performers and programmes of the 20th century.

Using information obtained from the archives of the BBC, NBC, CBS, the Library of Congress, the Lincoln Center, UCLA and USC, plus thousands of hours research through vintage newspapers, radio and TV guides, and consultation with a worldwide network of collectors, the result was a selection of the most comprehensive itemisations ever compiled.

Each A4 edition ran 24 pages and featured a mix of items about radio and television series, and comedy greats from Britain, the United States and Australia.

It was the forerunner of this laughterlog.com website.

#1 Barry Humphries – Jack Benny on television – The Young Ones – Band Waggon – Monty Python on record

# 2 Not Only … But Also – The Marx Bros. on record – Steptoe & Son – Police Squad – George Wallace – Craig Ferguson on record

#3 Tom Lehrer – the Doctor movies – Roy Rene – The Goodies – Eddie Cantor

#4 Fred Allen – the Doctor television series – Bob Newhart on record – Norman Gunston – Not The Nine O’clock News

#5 Take It From Here – Abbott & Costello – Victor Borge – Black Adder – Yes, What!

#6 Dad’s Army – Steve Martin – Lenny Henry – Jimmy Durante – John Clarke

#7 Ronnie Barker – Stan Freberg – Billy Connolly on record – Graham Kennedy

#8 Amnesty Concerts – Danny Kaye – Jasper Carrott – Phyllis Diller on record – Britcoms Down Under

#9 The Honeymooners – Paul Hogan – Beyond Our Ken – Allan Sherman on record – The Rag Trade

#10 Sid James on television – Shelley Berman on record – Flanders & Swann – The Burkiss Way – 1980s Australian television comedy

#11 On The Buses – Mae West – Much-Binding-In-The-Marsh – Weird Al Yankovic – The Mavis Bramston Show – Spike Milligan on television

#12 Peter Cook – Burns & Allen on radio – Rising Damp – The Goon Show on record – My Name’s McGooley

#13 Round The Horne – Marty Feldman – Burns & Allen on television – Dick Bentley – Allen & Rossi on record

#14 Rutland Weekend Television – George Burns solo career – Life With The Lyons – Steven Wright on record – The Naked Vicar Show

#15 Rik Mayall & Adrian Edmondson – Don Adams on record – Whack-O! – Kingswood Country

#16 Please Sir – Bob Hope & Bing Crosby – Max Miller on record – Sledge Hammer – Will Rushton – Kevin “Bloody” Wilson

#17 W.C. Fields – St. Trinian’s movies – Joyce Grenfell – Family Ties – Mother And Son – Woody Allen on record

#18 Jack Benny on radio – Radio Active – The 2000-Year-Old Man – Terry-Thomas – Gerard Hoffnung – Acropolis Now

#19 Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In – I.T.M.A. – Man About The House – Hey, Dad – George Carlin on record

#20 Frankie Howerd – Up Pompeii – Jonathan Winters on record – All Together Now – George Formby on record

#21 Sykes – Flip Wilson – To The Manor Born – Ward Leopold on record – Victoria Wood

#22 Will Hay – Richard Pryor on record – Benny Hill – vintage Australian radio comedy – Yes Minister

#23 Comic Relief – Father, Dear Father – Lenny Bruce – Ted Ray – Anna Russell – Slightly Out To Lunch

#24 Morecambe & Wise – Edgar Bergen & Charlie McCarthy – Educating Archie – Till Death Us Do Part – Something To Shout About – Three’s A Crowd

Goodies Fact File: I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again – Broaden Your Mind – The Goodies – I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue

Remaining stocks (or photocopies of the first three, now out of print)
are priced at:

$5/£2 per issue   OR   $45/£18 for ten

OR $100/£40 for the lot 

 (airmail postage included)

 

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