On Behalf of the Committee: A History of Northern Comedy
By Tony Hannan
Published: February 23, 2013.
It's a comedy fact. From Industrial Revolution to digital era - via music hall, radio, Variety, television, clubland & cinema - northern-born comedians have been at the heart of British popular culture. This witty and informative history investigates why that should be so, while celebrating some of Britain's best-loved funny folk from George Formby to Les Dawson to to Peter Kay