Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry reunion possible

Blackadder the Third, Hugh LaurieHugh Laurie and Stephen Fry have discussed plans to reunite for new projects, although nothing is planned for the immediate future Laurie has said.

Speaking to Kirsty Young on Desert Island Discs Laurie said the former sketch show stars have regularly pondered a partnership comeback project.

I think probably sketching is a young man’s game because, by and large, it’s about mocking people much older than you. We are now not only the age of cabinet ministers, we are actually probably older than half the cabinet. – Laurie

The pair met at Cambridge University working together on a number of hit television series including BBC One sitcom Blackadder, their own sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie and comedy drama Jeeves and Wooster for ITV.

A sort of Flanders and Swann-type stage revue with a couple of wing chairs and a rug and a decanter of Madeira and my colleague will recount amusing stories and I will sit at the piano and play ditties… we have not advanced with this idea but that would be my pick of the way to go. – Laurie added on what form the reunion could take.

Both performers have had successful solo careers since their last project in 1993. Blackadder can currently be seen regularly on UKTV channel GOLD.

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