Wednesday, September 04, 2013

In Memoriam: David Frost

Comedian, writer, journalist, game show host Sir David Frost (1939 - 2013) died last week. Best known for his interviews with Richard Nixon which later was portrayed in the movie Frost/Nixon, some of us remember first being introduced to his wit in pre-Monty Python style comedy on That Was The Week That Was (TW3). Here's a clip from the BBC version of the show. You can see all the elements that would become the Monty Python style already at work:

It was the atmosphere into which Tom Lehrer could truly get satirical (and sarcastic):

And of course from his Nixon interviews. A great achievement.

RIP: David Frost

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