Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Papa Lazarou



I would have posted a clip from the movie adaptation of the show but I thought it was pretty poor - which is often the case. If any of you haven't seen it yet, this clip is from a [fairly] recent classic television series from over here called 'The League of Gentlemen' featuring one of my favourite and scariest characters - Papa Lazarou, proprietor of The Pandemonium Carnival (a travelling freak show). Those of you with a penchant for Hammer Horror, The Wicker Man, freaks and British comedy should tune in when you get a chance.

6 comments:

Donna Lethal said...

I have to wait a bit. Or til I have my coffee in the AM.

Mavis Martini said...

YES! We had this wonderfully sick show over here, courtesy of BBC America (and maybe Comedy Central showed it, too?). Those guys are incredible. FREAKS will bring us together!

Lex10 said...

It'd never get made this way here. His golliwog look is too painfully reminiscent of minstrel shows - a taboo subject.

The character is wonderfully developed and Shearsmith inhabits it completely. That's something one has to remind oneself with this show - that it's only three guys doing it - they truly transform.

Donna Lethal said...

That's funny you would say "golliwog." I had to explain that to a friend recently.

Lex10 said...

"shod" "golliwog" I'm rockin' the vocabulary.....

Donna Lethal said...

I'm so out of it, I HAVE the League of Gentlemen Vol 1 DVD! Ha ha