A 2001 television comedy series created by Simon Munnery and Stewart Lee. It starred Munnery as his "The League Against Tedium" character and contained acerbic stand-up routines atop a transit van and sketches including mainstays such as "24 Hour News" (performed by Johnny Vegas), operatic intermissions by Kombat Opera, and two characters engaged in a duel over their hats.
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Attention Scum - Cluub Zarathustra - Netflix
Cluub Zarathustra was a fringe comedy cabaret act and troupe active between 1994 and 1997. It began as a comedy club in Islington, London, twice went to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and was eventually given a Channel 4 television pilot. It is also the subject of a 2012 book called You Are Nothing. Cluub Zarathustra was set up by comedians Simon Munnery and Roger Mann. Its remit was to showcase unconventional and avant garde comedy, without the acts ever resorting to traditional standup comedy. Stewart Lee soon joined and helped in the vision and organisation of the Cluub. Other members were Johnny Vegas, Julian Barratt, Loré Lixenberg, Richard Thomas, Jason Freeman, Sally Phillips and Kevin Eldon. It directly led to the television series Attention Scum! and to the production of Jerry Springer - The Opera.
Attention Scum - Book - Netflix
The Cluub is the subject of You Are Nothing, a history book written and researched by Robert Wringham and published in 2012 by Go Faster Stripe. It is suggested in the book that Cluub Zarathustra was the progenitor of much British comedy from the 1990s to the present day.
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