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Comedians get the stamp of approval from Royal Mail

By Alan Jones

Published 01/04/2015

Comedian Billy Connolly
Comedian Billy Connolly

The Royal Mail is marking April Fool's Day by issuing a set of stamps featuring some of our most popular comedians.

Photographs of The Two Ronnies, Norman Wisdom, Billy Connolly, Victoria Wood and Spike Milligan are among those on the 10 first class stamps.

The stamps focus on performers from the tradition dating back from the 1940s. The other comedians featured are Morecambe and Wise, Lenny Henry, Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, French and Saunders, and Monty Python.

Andrew Hammond, head of stamps at Royal Mail, said: "This set of stamps rightly pays tribute to the comedians who have made the nation laugh out loud at their ground-breaking comedy genius."

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