Little and Large

Little and LargeSyd Little and Eddie Large (not their real names of course) were a comedy duo who started out in the Sixties but had their own TV show during the Seventies and Eighties. According to Wikipedia, Little and Large were expected to become successors for Morcambe and Wise, however they have not achieved the same level of international fame.

I remember watching them when I was a kid and they did this men in suits and bow-ties routine, though I don’t remember the jokes at all. Syd had these glasses that made his eyes look huge and Eddie was fat. I think that was the extent of their comedy. Similar to Laurel and Hardy, they had a power relationship on stage, with the thinner bloke being pushed around and downtrodden. They both still work the circuits but not together.

Eddie Large also did impressions, he used to put a hat on and pretend to be Benny from Crossroads, speaking ungrammatically and with a silly smile. He also put ping pong balls in his eyes and pretended to be the blind old man from Kung Fu, speaking in a fake Chinese accent. I doubt he does either of these any more, but it’s surprising that it was only a matter of twenty years or so ago that he was doing these impressions that would probably be illegal now.


Josie Henley-Einion, author, blogger, Legend in my own Living Room

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One Response

  1. Little and Large…dear oh dear!

    Even as a young child I thought they were childish. And Syd Little? Totally pointless person. The John Major of comedy.

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