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  The League of Gentlemen (comedy) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The League of Gentlemen is a troupe of English comedy performers, and the name of their stage, radio, and latterly television series.
The three actors in the League (Gatiss, Pemberton and Shearsmith) toured the UK with their second live show "The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You", a pantomime-themed show which ran from October to mid-December 2005.
The League of Gentlemen is a sketch show, but over the run of a series the sketches involving a certain set of characters form an overall story.
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 London stage comedy The League of Gentlemen on stage in London's West End theatre - ticket buying and theater guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Comedy by The League of Gentlemen (Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith).
The multi award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen return to their stage roots with a major live show which comes to London following a UK regional tour that started in October 2000.
The League of Gentlemen started life on the London Fringe with a sketch-show first performed at the Cockpit Theatre in 1995.
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 The League of Gentlemen the entire first series DVD Review - www.impulsegamer.com -
The League of Gentlemen, an extremely fl comedy that is based in the fictional isolated town of Royston Vasey finally arrives on DVD to the cheers of fans or for those seeking a darker side to their order of comedy.
Easily one of the most ingenious comedy series of all time, The League of Gentlemen is played by three extremely talented actors (Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith) who play every major role in each episode.
This comedy may not be for everyone but if you are looking for something different on your comedy menu, then The League of Gentlemen may very well be for you.
www.impulsegamer.com /igversion01/dvd/dvdtheleagueofgentlemen.htm   (458 words)

 The League of Gentlemen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The novel The League of Gentlemen by John Boland
The 2005 film The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse, a feature film from the makers of the BBC comedy series
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen comic book series, or the film based on it.
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 BBC Shop - The League of Gentlemen
League Of Gentlemen: Live At Drury Lane (2001)
The League of Gentlemen Live Tour took the inhabitants of Royston Vasey on...
The locals from Royston Vasey return for the third series of The League of Gentlemen...
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 Jedi Council Forums - The League of Gentlemen thread
It's more than just a comedy, though it is very funny, because there are some genuinely moving scenes, Les when he discovers that he's been dumped by the rest of the band, as well as some moments where you veer between laughter and being a little afraid, for instance the Papa Lazarou character.
League of Gentlemen was one over here in the US for a while, but they took it off...I guess we just don't understand your "British" humour.....I for one, loved it though......yes, it did remind me of a darker monty python
It's refreshing to see a comedy that's not afraid to be a bit strange or in dubious taste, particularly at a time when the standard of sit-coms on British tv has reached an all time low.
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 BBC - Comedy Guide - The League Of Gentlemen
The League Of Gentlemen - the comedy troupe of the same name - are Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith, an exceptionally talented team who created, write and (with the exception of Dyson) play all the major roles, male and female.
The League Of Gentlemen rose to prominence at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where their sketches made an impact with the public, the talent-spotters and the judges of the Perrier Award.
A half-hour special, The League Of Gentlemen - Behind The Scenes, was made for cable/satellite channel BBC Choice and screened several times in early 2000, though a BBC2 transmission, announced for 20 February 2000, was cancelled on contractual grounds.
www.bbc.co.uk /comedy/guide/articles/l/leagueofgentleme_66602120.shtml   (1324 words)

 The League of gentlemen Web site The Apocalypse Film and Royston Vasey
The League of gentlemen are: Jeremy Dyson, Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith.
Following their film, The League Of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse, they have taken some time to pursue their own projects, all the while mulling over their next joint comedy creation.
BBC 2 aired the first episode of The League of Gentlemen 'Welcome to Royston Vasey' on 11th January 1999.
www.leagueofgentlemen.co.uk /index.shtml   (440 words)

 OFF THE TELLY: Reviews/2000/The League of Gentlemen
The final League of Gentlemen combined the usual bizarre mix of humour (electrocuting a boy and his bird in the same episode as employing the bookish pun "hoist by my own pet toads") with an attempt to provide some much required closure.
As Edward and Tubbs burnt in their shop it became apparent that the laughter track had been missing for some minutes, and a realisation dawned that this time the affectionate acknowledgements of cinematic influences had temporarily taken ascendancy at the expense of the humour.
They have embarked for a destination of their own, abandoning the perceived duty of modern comedy (to further progress the work undertaken by Coogan et al) and have instead concentrated on creating a world that reflects their own preoccupations.
www.offthetelly.co.uk /reviews/2000/leagueofgentlemen.htm   (540 words)

 The League of Gentlemen: Apocalypse
Many people may not get the League of Gentlemen, but this hilarious fl comedy is a sure hit with all the fans.
Viewers new to the League are given a crash course in who the characters are and what to expect from them, before the real story takes hold and Briss, Lipp and hapless loser Geoff emerge into the real world to track down their real life counterparts Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Mark Gatiss.
Happily, the oddness and softening of the characters don't dull the comedy one jot.
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 PBJ Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The League of Gentlemen, comprising of writer/performer’s Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith and writer Jeremy Dyson, started life on the London Fringe with a sketch-show first performed at the Cockpit Theatre in 1995.
The League’s first television series, simply called The League of Gentlemen was filmed in 1998 and transmitted on BBC2 in January 1999.
The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special, a 50 minute one off with a horror/Christmas theme was aired in December 2000 and A Local Book For Local People, published by Fourth Estate was released in October 2000.
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 Amazon.ca: The League Of Gentlemen: The Collection: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The League of Gentlemen manages to be both hilarious and chilling, thanks to the terrific writing and performances that are as subtle as they are grotesque.
A Gothic-comedy masterpiece, The League of Gentlemen Christmas Special is a horrific anthology of three related stories, all set in Royston Vasey, which takes its inspiration as much from the writings of M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe as the low-budget Hammer and Amicus shockers that the team parodies so affectionately.
This one-off special distils all the League's penchant for disturbing, twisted characterization and macabre humor into a single hour; the result is one of the most daring "comedies" ever seen on British TV.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/B0007Y0982   (1039 words)

 News: League of Gentlemen reveal all
The League of Gentlemen have one piece of advice for anyone working in comedy - and that's to ignore all advice.
The team - who toyed with the names The Assassination Bureau and The Porn Dwarves before settling on the League Of Gentlemen - mainly spoke of their rise from weekly gigs at West London's tiny Canal Café theatre to the TV show and national tour.
A live video of the League Of Gentlemen's shows at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane will be released on November 19.
www.chortle.co.uk /news/sept01/league.html   (470 words)

 DVD Times - The League Of Gentlemen's Apocalypse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The comedy is set in the isolated village of Royston Vasey, which is populated exclusively by eccentrics, lunatics and weirdos.
Generally, when a comedy show is as popular with students as this one is, I find myself watching it with a blank expression, wondering what the hell everyone is laughing at.
Despite these flaws, The League Of Gentlemen's Apocalypse is a pretty successful film adaptation and one of the better British comedies of recent years.
www.dvdtimes.co.uk /content.php?contentid=57455   (1848 words)

 League of Gentlemen, The - TV Programs Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
League of Gentlemen, The : The Freaky Gentlemen
The League of Gentlemen is the genius creation of Northern comedians Steve Pemberton, Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson, the last of which did not appear in front of the camera.
The League Of Gentlemen was born when four students met at Leeds University.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /tv-programs/league-of-gentlemen-the   (311 words)

 The League of Gentlemen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The main reason Monty Python, The Goodies and League of Gentlemen seen similar is that they all came from Cambridge University.
It's experimental comedy, as was Python, and as long as it stays true to its innovative intention, it will never jump the shark (but this may be consigned to Pseuds' Corner).
A programme to savour, comedy for the connoisseur, okay, it's not to everyone's taste, but for those who like their humour dark and in your face The League of Gentlemen is one of the funniest, if not THE funniest of comedies ever created.
www.jumptheshark.com /l/leagueofgentlemen.htm   (2878 words)

 The NIA, Birmingham / League of Gentlemen
A Phil McIntyre Entertainment presentation, The League of Gentlemen Are Behind You 2005 tour will see the team behind the multi-award winning TV series take their warped creations on a 22 city tour beginning mid-October.
Always to be relied on to deliver the unpredictable and unexpected, The League of Gentlemen’s autumn/winter tour promises some ‘seasonal surprises’ which will anticipate and play homage to the traditional end-of-year predominance of pantomime.
Eschewing the normal situation comedy format, The LOG sense of humour is rooted in much darker corners, turning the rural village setting of their characters away from the gentleness of more light-hearted northern-set comedy, to a place where strange and grotesque things can happen.
www.necgroup.co.uk /visitor/whatson/DisplayWhatson.asp?i=3969&   (398 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The League Of Gentlemen [1999]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This is the 1st item in the League of Gentlemen series.
However, The League Of Gentlemen are in a minority of true geniuses that deserve all the plaudits they get.
The League of Gentlemen could certainly never be accused of being cutesy.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004WZYT   (1096 words)

 Scotland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Their victory is an important one in football history with the competition being won with a team comprising no players born more than thirty miles (48 km) from the home of the club, Celtic Park.
However, the country retains a national league for amateur and semi-pro clubs.
Shinty is run by the Camanachd Association and is played primarily in its Highland heartland, but also in most universities and cities.
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 League Of Gentlemen
Their name "The League of Gentlemen" and the unmistakable outfit in dinner jackets was supposed to stand out from other Comedy-Groups.
The next three years the League tested their material at the Canal Café in London, before they entered the Edinburgh-Festival with their unmistakable dark shocking comedy.
I decided to use the one the gents used in "The League of Gentlemen Scripts and that".
www.mark-gatiss.leagueofgentlemen.de /LOGE.htm   (967 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Complete League Of Gentlemen: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
This is the 4th item in the League of Gentlemen series.
All in all, The League Of Gentlemen are the most exciting & fresh comedy writers around &, along with the sell-out live shows & full-length movie, this box-set is proof of their utter brilliance.
There is a League of Gentlemen film out now as you probably know and I sincerely hope they revert to the style and tone of the first two series for that as they are absolute classics of disturbing parochial comedy with some of the most memorable characters in Comedy History.
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 Orlando Weekly - Arts & Cultur Story - Gentlemen are blondes in Brit TV comedy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The humor in "The League of Gentlemen" isn't groundbreaking.
Actually, "League" has its finger in everybody's pie: Its premise -- the nefarious goings-on bubbling beneath the surface in a small town -- is straight out of "Peyton Place," or the David Lynch oeuvre, or dozens of horror movies.
Sure, it may be one of the most unsettling comedies to make its way across the pond.
www.orlandoweekly.com /artsculture/story.asp?id=1866   (565 words)

 League Of Gentlemen Sounds Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Comedy Sounds is packed full of sounds from comedies like Austin Powers, South Park, The Simpsons and The League of Gentlemen and it has a misc.
Comedy Page with loads of funny sounds and movies from hit shows like Monty Python, Ali-G and the League of Gentleman.
Mario Tennis vs. Steve Pemberton of the League of Gentlemen VISUALS: MARIO TENNIS All your favourite Nintendo characters (and Toad) lovingly crafted from the finest textured polygons by...
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 The League Of Gentlemen's Apocalypse, Mark Gatiss;Steve Pemberton;Reece Shearsmith;Jeremy Dyson;David Warner;Bernard ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Directed by Steve Bendelack (League of Gentlemen, Little Britain) ‘The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse’ is brought to you from the team behind the multi-award winning comedy TV series The League of Gentlemen.
Created by and starring Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith and Jeremy Dyson, The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse is due for national release as a full length, all action movie feature on April 22nd 2005.
‘The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse’ is distributed in the UK and Ireland by UIP and opens nationwide on April 22nd 2005.
www.mousetomovies.co.uk /news-cinema-32.html   (448 words)

 The League of gentlemen's Apocalypse Official Film News
The League have always had good DVD's (the only exception being the live show which had to wait for a re-release before it came anywhere near their usual quality!) their menu's are always fun and inventive and the music is as ever by the amazing Joby Talbot.
Actor, screenwriter, novelist, control freak, League of Gentlemen co-founder and creator Mark Gatiss is a man of many talents, not least his chameleon-like ability to turn himself into any one of his hilariously sinister/tragic characters from the cult BBC2 show.
As an actor and scriptwriter, the “sheer joy of The League of Gentlemen has been writing the sort of thing you’ve always wanted to be in, and then actually being in it”.
www.leagueofgentlemen.co.uk /newopen.shtml   (3716 words)

 The League Of Gentlemen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Welcome to Royston Vasey, a small village in Northern England whose welcoming sign declares, "You'll Never Leave!" This bizarre place is the setting for The League Of Gentlemen, the BBC-2 comedy series running Fridays on BBC America, with the first season Mondays on Comedy Central.
League (not to be confused with the recent Alan Moore comic book "The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen") is a combination of sketch comedy and character pieces, with all the main characters (both male and female) played by a four-man troupe.
There is also quite a payoff to a number of the sketches in episode six, but it's not necessary to have seen every episode (or even watch them in order) to appreciate them.
www.eskimo.com /~rkj/weekly/aa080799.htm   (290 words)

 Review of Edinburgh Fringe comedy shows: Boof!/The League Of Gentlemen/Graham Norton/Scott Capurro/Adam Bloom/The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Whilst comedy continues to constitute the second largest segment of the Edinburgh Fringe, trends within the field are becoming more noticeable.
The League Of Gentlemen are an altogether different proposition.
Neil Hannon and his band The Divine Comedy, confirmed as wryly grandiose pop geniuses by this spring's tour with the 30-piece Brunel Ensemble, took matters one step further by performing three concerts with the Electra String Quartet, Hilary Summers and one of Hannon's major musical inspirations, Michael Nyman.
www.cix.co.uk /~shutters/reviews/97066.htm   (468 words)

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