Where does all the best comedy come from? Death and war

Where does all the best comedy come from? Death and war

Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes - two of the greats, Sykes helped Milligan co-write some of The Goon scripts during the fifth series

Eric Sykes Comedian and Actor with Hattie Jaques Actress Rehearsing a Sketch For a TV Show.

Eric Sykes Comedian and Actor with Hattie Jaques Actress Rehearsing a Sketch For a TV Show.

Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play brother and sister living together - can't remember the name

Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play brother and sister living together - can't remember the name

The Wide Range Readers, Green Book V (1957) Phyllis Flowerdew …there were blue books too!

The Wide Range Readers, Green Book V (1957) Phyllis Flowerdew …there were blue books too!

Tommy Cooper (left) and Eric Sykes (right) starred in the 1967 comedy short film 'The Plank' which also featured a host of other household faces of the era. Unlikely as it sounds, the slapstick running joke about two workmen fetching a plank to complete a flooring job was both hugely funny and very popular. Interestingly, in 1967, it seems that jobbing joiners laying timber floors on building sites went to work wearing tweed jackets and ties !

Tommy Cooper (left) and Eric Sykes (right) starred in the 1967 comedy short film 'The Plank' which also featured a host of other household faces of the era. Unlikely as it sounds, the slapstick running joke about two workmen fetching a plank to complete a flooring job was both hugely funny and very popular. Interestingly, in 1967, it seems that jobbing joiners laying timber floors on building sites went to work wearing tweed jackets and ties !

Jimmy Edwards -  Eric Sykes - in the 70's at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago in "Big Bad Mouse"

Jimmy Edwards - Eric Sykes - in the 70's at the Studebaker Theatre in Chicago in "Big Bad Mouse"

UNDER1ROOF - ERIC SYKES DIES AGED 89 - RIP

UNDER1ROOF - ERIC SYKES DIES AGED 89 - RIP

BBC News - Comedian Eric Sykes dies aged 89

Comedian Eric Sykes dies aged 89

BBC News - Comedian Eric Sykes dies aged 89

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