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Kings of Comedy [One Day]

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One Day's 2014 compilation Kings of Comedy is an odd little compilation, 60 songs from British comedians and novelty artists, all spread out over three discs. A lot of Goons can be found -- the Goons as a group, plus Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan solo -- Lonnie Donegan singing novelties (and Sellers doing a satire of it), Noël Coward dug up for "Mad Dogs and Englishmen"; Benny Hill and Peter Cook & Dudley Moore can also be found, along with other acts who may not be known outside of the British Isles, or to younger generations. It's not extensively annotated, so it can't be seen as a thorough overview, but it's a nice sampler of postwar/pre-Beatles Brit comedy.

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