YouTube ‘cos we want to: comedy special

by Stephen Tall on July 18, 2009

Welcome to the weekend edition of our new LDV feature rounding up some of the best/worst/most curious political videos doing the rounds. Or, as with this week, a trio of three politically-related comedy clips.

First up, let’s start with a classic: Peter Cook’s famous satiric ‘biased judge’ interpretation of the Jeremy Thorpe trial as performed at Amnesty’s Secret Policeman’s Ball. You don’t have to know the full background to the trial to enjoy the performance. (Though it does help, and if you want to know more, read this book).

Next up, it’s Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie enjoying the ‘Young Tory of the Year’ show – some things never change:

And finally, for today, let’s enjoy some masochistic Lib Dem-baiting humour from 2006, as the Mock The Week team suggest ill-advised things for a Lib Dem leadership candidate to say: