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June 18, 2013

Barry Cryer, a writer for some of Britain's most legendary performers, has slammed the ITV comedy

ITV sitcom Vicious, featuring gay British actors Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi, is being described as ‘homophobic’.

Barry Cryer, a veteran comedy writer and performer, accused the comedy’s writers of using gay clichés.

‘A sitcom with two old gays could be really good and moving. With two great actors in Sir Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi it should be fantastic," Cryer writes in Radio Times.

‘But it was insult, insult, insult every other line. You don't believe in them … it made [camp Are You Being Served actor] John Inman look restrained.’

June 29, 2012

Joining Danish lesbian joker Sandi Toksvig on stage at the Hackney Empire, British black gay comic Stephen K Amos will be celebrating half a century of gay comedy

Gay comedy is nothing new to the Brits, for decades the have had the likes of Kenny Everett, Danny La Rue and John Imran gracing their screens. They are the queens of innuendo and double entendre but the jokes and double-entendres went over most peoples' heads and, in doing so, gave that the gay community a secret culture and slang language.

June 19, 2012

UK gay comedy stars Sandi Toksvig and Stephen K Amos have a Haha in Hackney to celebrate 50 years of British camp comic performances

British comedians are paying tribute the country's most iconic gay TV performers.

Haha Hackney will honor the gay actors and comedians of the past 50 years who had a pivotal role in changing public attitudes toward homosexuality.

Hosted by lesbian Danish comedienne Sandi Toksvig and British gay comedian Stephen K Amos, the 8 July show commemorates gay entertainers including John Inman, Danny La Rue, Kenneth Williams and Kenny Everett.

June 19, 2012

UK gay comedy stars Sandi Toksvig and Stephen K Amos have a Haha in Hackney to celebrate 50 years of British camp comic performances

British comedians are paying tribute the country's most iconic gay TV performers.

Haha Hackney will honor the gay actors and comedians of the past 50 years who had a pivotal role in changing public attitudes toward homosexuality.

Hosted by lesbian Danish comedienne Sandi Toksvig and British gay comedian Stephen K Amos, the 8 July show commemorates gay entertainers including John Inman, Danny La Rue, Kenneth Williams and Kenny Everett.