This collection contains audio recordings created and recorded by, or collected by, Dr Oliver Double, a former professional comedian who is now a Reader in Drama and Head of Comedy and Popular Performance at the University of Kent. The collection was donated to the University of Kent in 2015.
The collection includes audio interviews with comedians and those involved in stand-up comedy recorded between 1988 and 2012 for Oliver's PhD ('An approach to traditions of British stand-up comedy'), for the publications 'Stand Up! On Being a Comedian' and 'Getting The Joke: The Inner Workings of Stand-Up Comedy' (first and second editions), and for contributions to New Theatre Quarterly. The collection also contains audio recordings of Oliver Double compering at the Last Laugh Comedy Club, Sheffield (1994-1997), off-air recordings of appearances on radio programmes, recordings of comedy shows attended, and recordings of the University of Kent's Eliot Comedy Club (called 'Monkeyshine Comedy Club' from 2004) recorded 2001-2011.
Collection in brief
Contents: Audio cassettes, minidiscs, DVD, posters, props, notes.