Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry planning a reunion

Published 2013/06/23 by Edmund Bittermann

a_bit_of_fry_and_laurie_2Hugh Laurie has discussed plans for a reunion with Stephen Fry, but says the pair might be too old to go back to the satirical sketch show style with which they made their names.

Appearing on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs, he told Kirsty Young they talk often about getting back together. He also revealed that the two of them struck up a “pretty instantaneous” friendship when they met at university.

He said: “I think probably sketching is a young man’s game because, by and large, it’s about mocking people much older than you. We are not only the age of cabinet ministers, we are probably older than half the cabinet.” He added that they would probably put on a revue show similar to the performances by popular 1950s and 1960s double-act Michael Flanders and Donald Swann.

“My colleague will recount amusing stories and I will sit at the piano and play ditties”.

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