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Five questions about British comedy—Quick Quiz

How much do you know about British stand-up comedy and comedians? Try our quick quiz and see if you have the last laugh!

  1. The Comedy Store opened in London in 1979 and was the focus of the boom in alternative comedy. Who was its first compère?
  2. Can you name all four of the Young Ones, the popular show which was first broadcast in November 1982?
  3. What did Paul Merton work as before he became a comedian?
  4. In 1997 Frank Skinner broke the record for the largest ever comedy solo gig in the UK. Where was the show held?
  5. Who acquired the early stage name the Sea Monster?

Check your answers here!

PG Author: Kay McMahon

Kay has been an expat for nearly 30 years. She set up the British Expat website back in early 2000, whilst living in London and missing the expat life. These days she spends much of her time lugging computers and cameras around the world. (Dave gets to deal with all the really heavy stuff.)

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