Sunday, January 28, 2007

Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy

If you love British comedy, you probably already know who Dawn French is. One half of the French and Saunders television show (where the sketch that launched AbFab came from and one of the funniest spoof shows ever), Dawn French is a hilarious talent. Youtube is great for many things and comedy fans are lucky to have the series Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy on YouTube. In the show, French interviews a wide array of talented women in comedy. Included are some of my favourites like Julie Walters (who was brilliant in Driving Lessons, recently shown at the MUN Cinema Series), the outrageous Sarah Silverman, Wanda Sykes, Kathy & Mo (Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney), Tracy Ullman, Jo Brand, and Jennifer Saunders. French gives a lot of insights into her own comedy as well. Thanks to YouTube, those of us across the pond can now see this great three-part series.

The whole lineup of female comics interviewed includes: Morwenna Banks, Sandra Bernhardt, Jo Brand, Eleanor Bron, Kathy Burke, Margaret Cho, Denise Coffey, Phyllis Diller, Jenny Eclair, Mo Gaffney, Mel Giedroyc, Whoopi Goldberg, Sheila Hancock, Helen Lederer, Miriam Margolyes, Penny Marshall, Kathy Najimy, Sue Perkins, Miss Piggy, Joan Rivers, Rita Rudner, Jennifer Saunders, Sarah Silverman, Linda Smith, Laura Solon, Jessica Stevenson, Meera Syal, Wanda Sykes, Lisa Tarbuck, Catherine Tate, Tracey Ullman, Julie Walters, Ruby Wax, Victoria Wood and Gina Yashere.

I have included the links for each of the online episodes below or, if I've screwed that up somehow, you can just search YouTube.

Episode 1 (1 of 3)
Episode 1 (2 of 3)
Episode 1 (3 of 3)

Episode 2 (1 of 3)
Episode 2 (2 of 3)
Episode 2 (3 of 3)

Episode 3 (1 of 3)
Episode 3 (2 of 3)
Episode 3 (3 of 3)


At 8:38 PM, Blogger Robert said...

Thanks for the links!


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