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In what ways do comedians exploit regional variety in the creation of comedy? This video looks at how accent and dialect operate as markers of identity, and how people exploit this for comic purpose. Featuring Sheffield writer/comedian Graham Fellows and performed examples of his character John Shuttleworth's work to illustrate the interview.
(Part 1 of 6)
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