Comedian Harry Enfield and GQ editor Dylan Jones

Harry Enfield launches Great British Legends

In the first installment of Great British Legends, comedian Harry Enfield showed GQ Editor Dylan Jones around the city of York from behind the wheel of the Vauxhall Astra.

Harry Enfield and Dylan Jones on comedy

Harry singles out Paul Whitehouse as the funniest man he knows and admits to using his early material. He also discusses whether comedy is an art, a craft or innate, and reminisces about Spitting Image and fame after his first two characters, Stavros and Loadsamoney.

 

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Harry Enfield talks to Dylan Jones with his Astra in the background

Harry Enfield and Dylan Jones on university life in York

In this episode, Harry leaves Sussex for York to study politics in 1979, where he discovers Marxism, finds out he is funny, and meets the man who gives him his first comedy break at the Edinburgh Fringe.

 

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Harry Enfield takes Dylan Jones for a spin in his Vauxhall Astra

Harry Enfield and Dylan Jones on cars

Harry debates the pros and cons of heated seats, appears on Top Gear with his black convertible Vauxhall Cavalier, mimics Jeremy Clarkson’s presenting style and recounts stories about star-studded comedians such as Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie and their cars.

 

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