British Comedy Society

The Society originated in the front room of the Gatenbys’ humble Highgate home in May 1991 when, in a discussion about Peter Sellers, it emerged that he had lived as a boy almost on our doorstep, in a cottage in Muswell Hill Road in fact, and had attended the nearby St Aloysius’ Roman Catholic College for some years. The possibility of a statue of the great Goon was considered but rejected in favour of a less expensive option, namely a plaque on the wall of the said cottage. The idea of a money-raising event around the unveiling of a plaque was conceived there and then, and it was decided that if it were successful we could continue to honour more late comedians, and form a society called perhaps “The Dead Comics Society”. The name stuck, the motto was drafted and we were up and running.

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Kenneth Williams 1926-1988 Comedy actor and raconteur lived at Marlborough House near this site 1972-1988

Diorama Theatre, Triton Square, London, United Kingdom

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Sid James 1913-1976 Comic Actor Lived here 1956 - 1963

Gunnersbury Drive, Ealing, London, United Kingdom

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Palace Theatre Manchester A Home of British Comedy

Portland Street, Manchester, United Kingdom

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Graham Chapman "A very naughty boy" 8 January 1941 to 4 October 1989 Comedian and writer Member of Monty Python's Flying Circus Drank here often and copiously

The Angel Inn, 37 Highgate High Street, N6 5JT, London, United Kingdom

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Harry Worth Comedian 20 November 1917 to 20 July 1989 Born in this house and lived here until 1928

47 Fitzwilliam Street, Hoyland Common, Barnsley, United Kingdom

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Kenny everett 25 december 1944 to 4 april 1995 revolutionary broadcaster and entertainer lived here from 1981 to 1995
Kenny Everett 25 December 1944 to 4 April 1995 Revolutionary broadcaster and entertainer Lived here from 1981 to 1995

91 Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London, United Kingdom

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Richard Briers CBE 1934 to 2013 actor lived here from 1940 to 1947

Pepys Court, Worple Road, Raynes Park, London, United Kingdom

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