March 17th, 2008

looney

A Walk with the Goons

As anyone who knows me can attest, I'm a huge fan of British comedy. In fact, my undergraduate honors thesis compared two comedy schools, America's Second City Players and the British Oxbridge Mafia, which gave birth to Monty Python.


Naturally, I was intrigued when I received a mailer from the Wilma Theater about the play by British playwright Roy Smiles, Ying Tong: A Walk with the Goons, based on the hugely influential 1950s radio program, The Goon Show. I simply had to see it. After all, the Goons had influenced members of Monty Python, as well as an entire generation of British comedy writers and performers.


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