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Does the Team Drink?

Comedy and alcohol have often been linked down the years, but why do the two go hand-in-glove? Writer Louis Barfe explores the connections and the changes.

Comedy and alcohol have often been linked down the years, but why do the two go hand-in-glove? The days of the seven-round lunch are - for most - no longer part of the cut-and-thrust of comedy writing and performing, but booze and laughter are still very closely linked, both on and off-stage. Practitioners behind and in front of the curtain are often no strangers to "the raising of the wrist".

In conversation with writers and performers across the generations, writer Louis Barfe explores the connections between alcohol and entertainment.

Written and presented by Louis Barfe
Producer: Steve Doherty
A Giddy Goat production for BBC Radio 4

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