Thursday, 2 April 1987, 12:00PM
Museum of London

The Radio Comedians

Professor John Pick

What makes the British laugh? Professor Pick looks in detail at the role of comedy on BBC radio, particularly between the years of 1930 to 1950, arguing that comedians should be seen as some of the greatest artists of the twentieth-century. 

This lecture is part of Professor Pick's 'Comedy and Laughter' series. The other lectures in this series are:

Stand-Up Comedy

Laughter and Television

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Professor John Pick was Gresham Professor of Rhetoric in 1985 and 1987. He was the founding professor of Europe's first Department of Arts Policy and Management at City University, London. He is Emeritus Professor of Arts Policy and Management at City University and Emeritus Visiting Professor in Arts Management at South Bank University.

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