Comedians: Foftly, Foftly, Blowf the Gale

Tony Hendra was born in London in an air raid during the German blitz, and his first toy was a piece of shrapnel that landed in his cradle. Nic Ullett, also born in London, was soon evacuated to the countryside, where he was given the privileges of living in a corrugated-iron hut and attending school with six other boys and 65 girls. By the time the two of them met a couple of decades later at Cambridge, their thoughts had somehow acquired a satirical hue. Written down, polished, and delivered onstage with maniacal...

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