The brilliance of Rowan Atkinson

YouTube is certainly a mixed blessing with the majority of the “content” being utter crap – but there is also parts of it that really are preserving part of our cultural heritage. One example of this is the videos of Rowan Atkinson’s early stage performances, before his immense Mr Bean fame. I will let him do the rest of the talking (or miming, as might be the case) below.

First, some quiet pieces:

Two religious pieces:

A series of solo, more or less, sketches (the Devil and the Dating sketches are modern classics):

Back to school:

There are many more, but these are probable the best ones availiable. Enjoy!

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2 thoughts on “The brilliance of Rowan Atkinson

  1. rasmus says:

    speaking of humorous talent of yesteryear, this duo had slipped me by completely – again, YouTube to the rescue!

  2. Karl says:

    Mmm yes I’ve seen a couple of their sketches I think, definitely worthy of further investigation 🙂

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