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In my humble opinion, The League of Gentlemen is a comedy masterpiece. Conceived and performed by Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss, together with their writing partner Jeremy Dyson, it is set in the fictional town of Royston Vasey (a homage to the Gents' favourite comedian, ... Read review

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Community Level 7Pumpkin

Pumpkin

"I WANT TO SPEAK TO DAVE"

AdvantagesHilariously funny, very clever

DisadvantagesMay be too dark, disturbing and offensive for some people!

"In my humble opinion, The League of Gentlemen is a comedy masterpiece. Conceived and performed by Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton and Mark Gatiss, together with their writing partner Jeremy Dyson, it is set in the fictional town of Royston Vasey (a homage to the Gents' favourite comedian, Roy 'Chubby' Brown - Royston Vasey being his real name) and features the every day lives of some of its inhabitants. Essentially, the programme is a character ..." Read review
15.09.2005

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Community Level 3r-rackham

r-rackham

NO NEED TO BE RUDE DEAR

Advantagesfunnier than most modern comedies

Disadvantagessometimes very very very dark

"The League of Gentlemen captures the darker side to a generation. It is comedy at its most extreme, discouraging half of the televisual audience from tuning in regularly through its vulgarity and black comedy, and creating a cult-like troop of followers who will forever more be quoted the many Dick Emery style catchprases that sum up different types of mood/person/situation and thing. I read with interest in the National Newspapers that filming has ..." Read review
21.01.2002

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Community Level 3Emmak

Emmak

This is a local review for local people

AdvantagesYou'll never be short of a catchphrase again

DisadvantagesIt helps if your deeply disturbed when watching it

"Not since the Fast Show has a programme had so many catchphrases. The great thing about this show is that because it's not got the biggest viewing figures in the world, you can repeat "you're my wife now" to your hearts content, and no one has the foggiest. I first came across The League Of Gentleman the year they won the perrier award (1998) The year after Dylan Moran. And at first I was sceptical about a group winning, because few years before ..." Read review
06.12.2000

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Community Level 7dave27

dave27

Out there on Planet Tharg

AdvantagesNot of this planet

DisadvantagesSome of it is a bit too gross

"It's very out there isn't it? The League of Gentlemen is one STRANGE little thing where all the major parts are played by just three individuals, who write the whole thing in conjunction with one other who's too ugly to be on camera - wait a minute look at these three - no, make that he's too handsome to be on camera. The charcaters and scenario are well off the wall - just look at the local shop - how many of those are you likely to see anywhere ..." Read review
30.12.2000

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Community Level 2MrNutz

MrNutz

Are YOU local...

AdvantagesVERY funny, VERY well made, comedy genius, brilliant catchphrase arsenal

DisadvantagesNot for some, people who insist on wearing out the catchphrases

"Aah...The League of Gentlemen, one of my favourite television comedies. Pure comedy genius. Starring Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss and Steve Pemberton and written by the three plus the camera-shy Jeremy Dyson. The quartet really kicked off by winning the Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1997. They had a BBC Radio 4 series, 'On The Town With The League of Gentlemen' which won two awards. Then came the first television series, 'The League ..." Read review
03.02.2001

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