And you thought alternative comedy was born in the 2010s with the revolutionary wit of Michael McIntyre? Far from it. Check out these videos of the Exeter College of Art & Design cabaret from March 1983. This first clip features Mike Dade, who sadly was the first of our alumni to die (in a traffic accident a few years after we left) playing a duet with then 9-year-old Matthew Dunkley (who I cannot imagine being any older than nine, though I'm sure by now he must be), plus a song by Tim Langley and Nick, and a very brief appearance by John Earwaker. Enjoy.
And here we have Dave Wells with one of his mind-boggling magic tricks, Paul Mclaren's poems, and another song by Tim & Nick...
Dave Wells' classic "suffer baby suffer" magic routine
The Prospective Student sketch. These videos are all in mono and will in fact only come out of one ear-hole. That's how we did it back in the day.