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", a spoof documentary on the life and times of the title character, an obscene, drunken television host (played by Adrian Edmondson).
Michael White, the theatre impresario and Rocky Horror Show producer who had been brought in by Richardson as executive producer on the series, appeared in this episode as Monsoon's producer, who had been responsible for axing Eddie's television comeback show – called Back to Normal with Eddie Monsoon. "the things you said about Burt Reynolds") are presumably the same problems that led to the real "Back to Normal..." being dropped by Channel 4.
A half-hour television documentary about The Comic Strip was broadcast in 1981.
Richardson approached producer Mike Bolland, the newly appointed Channel Four youth and entertainment commissioning editor to propose a series of Comic Strip films for the channel.
The third series was broadcast in 1988, and some episodes had longer running times, mostly around 50 minutes.
He persuaded the double acts and Sayle to move from the Comedy Store along with Arnold Brown, an older standup comic who did not fit so obviously into the alternative comedy scene.
Sayle again resumed his compere duties and decided running order, with Richardson having behind the scenes control.
which was labelled as a pioneering example of the alternative comedy scene.
The core members are Adrian Edmondson, Dawn French, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Jennifer Saunders and Alexei Sayle, with frequent appearances by Keith Allen, Robbie Coltrane and others.The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians who came to prominence in the 1980s.