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BFI Reuben Library

Collections Focus: Comedy

Stop by the library to view our comedy-related materials in this month’s Collections Focus.

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‘The English... do not like a comedian to be always different, but to be more himself each time they see him’
JB Priestley quoted in A National Joke by Andy Medhurst

‘Lying and dressing up were [Wilder’s] favourite means of making audiences laugh... characters are constantly having to change identity or sex’
Noël Simsolo in Masters of Cinema: Billy Wilder

Our specially selected books, journals and press cuttings are guaranteed to raise a smile - pop into the library to revisit your favourite comedy classics.

Find out more about the wide range of film and television comedy resources available in the BFI Reuben Library.

See our Comedy Genius season.


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