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Peter Cook: Comedian, 1937 - 1995
Peter Cook left a comic legacy that has influenced every generation of comedians since. He's seen as the man who virtually invented modern satire and whose savage wit made the 'alternative' comedy of the 1980s possible. Former Monty Python star Terry Jones said of him: He changed the course of comedy. He injected a vein of savage irony into British humour which was a breath of fresh air.
From the 1970s until the end of his life, Peter Cook was regarded as not having lived up to his promise - as an unhappy genius who had chosen to devote his life to alcohol and trivia, and who remained in the shadow of his former comedy partner, Hollywood star Dudley Moore. Yet exactly a decade later, in January 2005, he was ranked number one in a list entitled The Comedian's Comedian, a poll voted for by fellow comedians and comic writers and shown on Channel 4 in the UK. He finished ahead of other important, legendary comics such Groucho Marx, John Cleese, Eric Morecambe, Laurel and Hardy and Woody Allen. Coincidentally, the same week the Comedians' Comedian programme was shown, Channel 4 broadcast Not Only But Always, a television movie dramatising the relationship between Cook and Moore, with Welsh actor Rhys Ifans portraying Cook.
Video with Cook performing as four characters all besotted with the game in his last major work. Alec Dunroonie (Scotland), Dr. Dieter Liedbetter (Germany), Major Titherly Glibble (England) and Bill Rossie (U.S.A.) all of whom are eccentric to say the least.
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