Sir Harry Secombe, CBE
Peter Sellers, CBE
Spike Milligan, KBE
All giants on their own in the entertainment world, but combined were the three funniest bastards on the planet. The Goons.
America, you've given the rest of the world... ENDLESS cultural influence. You lot are inescapable. I continue to be amazed that such a seminal show as the Goon Show never really made it to America.
It ended nearly fifty years ago, but it's still one of the greatest comedy shows ever made and arguably the greatest radio comedy EVER. All British comedy as you know it can be traced back to these guys.
I introduced my Midwestern husband to the Goon Show ten years ago and he loved it instantly. He can now impersonate Eccles, Bluebottle, Henry Crun and Bloodnok dead-on(I have to do Neddie and Minnie ;))
Ying tong iddle eye po.