Special Collections & Archives

Oliver Double Collection

The Oliver Double Collection forms part of the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive.

The Oliver Double Collection contains audio recordings recorded, or collected by, Oliver Double. The collection includes:

  • audio interviews:
    • with comedians and those involved in stand-up comedy recorded between 1989 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 (first and second editions)
    • and for contributions to New Theatre Quarterly
  • 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
  • recordings of the University of Kent’s Eliot Comedy Club / Monkeyshine Comedy Club (2001-2011)
  • VHS recordings of Oliver's performances, and off-air recordings of stand-up comedy television shows


Collection in brief

Contents: Audio-visual material

Period: 1983-2015

Subjects: stand-up comedy, performance

Catalogued: Partially catalogued (some minidisc recordings are still to be catalogued). Browse the archive catalogue.

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