John Fortune

The Guardian:

John Fortune, who has died aged 74 after a long illness, was a distinguished member of the Oxbridge generation of brainy comedians who turned British entertainment inside out in the early 1960s, along with his friend, college contemporary and writing partner, John Bird, as well as Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller, Alan Bennett, David Frost, Eleanor Bron and John Wells.

The Guardian’s transcription of one of his great Two Johns sketches with John Bird summarises the financial crisis in typical style:  “So if you make profits you keep them, and if you make losses we pay for them.”

The Guardian has a list of five great sketches.

One of the good guys.

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