1980 ➤ For an angry new decade a new breed of comedy puts trendiness itself within its sights

First published in Over21, January 1981

First published in Over21, January 1981

The satire boom of the Sixties chose as its targets politicians, church, unions. The world has moved on, and in 1980 so-called “alternative cabaret” is gunning for rock entrepreneurs, media manipulators and a pre-packaged youth culture inherited at second hand . . .

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alternative cabaret,comedy, Soho, Comic Strip,Nigel Planer , Peter Richardson, The Outer Limits, 1980

Airline disaster movie: Nigel Planer and Peter Richardson as The Outer Limits at the Comic Strip, Nov 1980. Photographed © by Shapersofthe80s

➢1980 ➤ Rik and pals detonate a timebomb beneath another kind of strip for Soho

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