Transferring Variety to Television

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Comedy book series (PSCOM)


This chapter contextualizes Morecambe & Wise within the British Variety tradition, analysing how they consistently adapt its conventions to create their own hugely successful television Variety. Throughout their careers, they verbally superimpose the conceptual and performative world of Variety upon individuals and institutions, requiring an accurate understanding of their vital training in Variety. The chapter examines the Boys’ training in Variety, their use of Variety on television, and the process by which they achieved such a successful transfer, creating a unique and inimitable television Variety.


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