Good in a way that comedians potentially have the skills needed for the job.... at least more skillls than eg Hsselhoff or Harold Bishop! However, interesting that many who you would think would make good panto stars (e.g. Al Murray) do not have the chops for it.... whilst the old campaigners (e.g. Chuckle Brothers) bring the house down.... it's harder than it's looks!!! But I do have high hopes for Dawn French.
: Does anyone else see a kind of new era for
: panto in the way they are cast?
: I feel there was a time when it was very
: popular to have an aussie soap star appear
: (this lasted for quite a few years through
: the late 80s and well into the 90s and
: although some still appear it's nowhere near
: how it once was) and then there was a time
: where it was the done thing to cast a
: Gladiator (1990's).
: Things then did seem to move on to casting
: the americans...the likes of David
: Hasselhoff Henry Winkler, Mickey
: Rooney,Marion Ramsey, Steve Guttenberg
: And now I feel we are in the era of the
: comedian, many who have never previously
: considered panto are doing it...Al Murray,
: Pete Firman, Patrick Monahan, Dawn French,
: Paul Merton