CollectionOliver Double Collection
TitleOliver Double Collection
Name of creatorDouble, Oliver, 1965-
Extent50 compact cassettes, 258 MiniDiscs, 1 DVD, 2 posters, 1 box of material
DescriptionThe Oliver Double Collection is part of the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive.
This collection contains audio recordings created and recorded by, or collected by, Oliver Double. The collection includes audio interviews with comedians and those involved in stand-up comedy recorded between 1988 and 2012 for Oliver's PhD ('An approach to traditions of British stand-up comedy'), for the publications 'Stand Up! On Being a Comedian' and 'Getting The Joke: The Inner Workings of Stand-Up Comedy' (first and second editions), and for contributions to New Theatre Quarterly. The collection also contains audio recordings of Oliver Double compering at the Last Laugh Comedy Club, Sheffield (1994-1997), off-air recordings of appearances on radio programmes, recordings of comedy shows attended, and recordings of the University of Kent's Eliot Comedy Club (called 'Monkeyshine Comedy Club' from 2004) recorded 2001-2011.
The collection also includes scripts, notes and props from the 2015 stand-up show "Break a Leg", performed by Oliver Double.
Admin historyOliver Double, transferred to the British Stand-Up Comedy Archive (University of Kent's Special Collections and Archives) in April and June 2015
ArrangementThe Collection is arranged into the following series:
1. Recorded interviews
2. Live performances by Oliver Double
3. Personal collection of live recordings
4. Radio appearances
5. Eliot Comedy Club / Monkeyshine Comedy Club
6. Personal collection of video recordings
7. Published works
Access conditionsThis collection is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU. Access to some files may be restricted; these are identified at the appropriate level. Access to audio-visual recordings is through digital listening copies.
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