It’s hard to imagine a headline that actually starts out with “Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie make TV comeback“, especially, if you step back a moment and think how these two long-time comedy partners have continued to excel separately in the medium of television since their brilliant days together in Jeeves and Wooster, A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Blackadder.
With two Golden Globes and two Screen Actors Guild awards for his role as the crankiest of all cranky doctors in the series, House, Hugh Laurie certainly is nowhere near in need of being in “comback mode”. Neither is Stephen Fry, given his program host duties for the great QI (Quite Interesting), recurring role of Dr. Gordon Wyatt on Bones, his recent series, Stephen Fry in America and his world-wide mega following on Twitter.
In this particular instance, “comeback” refers to the upcoming Fry and Laurie – Reunited which will mark the 30-year anniversary of their partnership. The special, airing this Fall on the UK television channel, GOLD, will include a very candid look back at the duo’s friendship, careers, sketches and fondest moments.
Here’s a classic sketch from A Bit of Fry and Laurie to jumpstart your enthusiasm for this reunion special. I can’t wait as this will be comedy gold.