Tony Law's Surreal Guide To Surreal Comedy

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2014022220150613 (BBC7)Tony Law looks at surrealism in comedy, with archive material from Monty Python and more.|Absurdist comedian Tony Law takes us on a journey through the twists and turns of surrealism in comedy, with rare interviews from Gerard Hoffnung, Monty Python sketches, and a first outing on 4 Extra for Chris Morris and Peter Cook's "Why Bother?".|Helping Tony make sense of it all: Historian Mary Beard talks about the oldest surviving joke book; comedian Sean Hughes remembers Elvis the talking spider; comedy writer Robert Popper confesses to a prank call about Gordon Brown that got slightly out of hand; and writer Will Self renders the entire exercise practically pointless by asking us to be clearer about what the word surrealism actually means.|Is the world becoming more surreal? Have the targets of surrealism changed?|ToneZone, as he insists the producer calls him, investigates.||