Best know nowadays as Chief Commissioner Cameron Miekelson
from BBC Scotland's "Scot Squad", Jack Docherty first came to comedy in 1980 with his sketch group "The Bodgers" arrival at the Edinburgh Fringe.
We explore how the Fringe has changed, trace his career via the Channel Four sketch show "Absolutely", and resulting spin-off "Mr Don & Mr George", and discover his frustrations on hosting the chatshow that was a Channel 5 flagship. We also unpack which absurdist elements of Jack's improvisation are too much for TV...
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Last chance to see "The Comedian's Comedian" podcast LIVE with special guests "No Such Thing As A Fish" (the QI Elves podcast) at London Podfest, 9.30pm this Sunday 16th Sept 2018!
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