Stephen Fry on a reunion with Hugh Laurie: “we talk about it”

“We do miss it, I see him as often as possible… and we just fit right back into our old modes of speech and silliness and it’s divine"

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Stephen Fry has said he would like to reunite with friend Hugh Laurie, with whom he performed hit sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie from 1989 to 1995, as well as TV series Jeeves and Wooster (1990-1993).

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Fry revealed on the Jonathan Ross Show, which airs tonight (Saturday 7th February) that although it’s been twenty years since he and House actor Laurie were a comedy double act, they often discuss working together again.

“We do miss it, I see him as often as possible… and we just fit right back into our old modes of speech and silliness and it’s divine,” said Fry.

Although it was sketch comedy that the acting duo became famous for, Fry said he wouldn’t want to revisit that type of format now they’re older.

“We talk about [performing together again] but generally speaking feel that sketch comedy is a young person’s game. Maybe I think the thing we’d most like to do – because it’s somehow just more direct and fun than recording sketches in a studio – is to go on the road and play theatres and things, not necessarily stadiums exactly but nice [venues].

“Never say never. We talk about it and who knows?” he added.

But for now the pair have plenty on their plates, with Stephen Fry hosting the Bafta Film Awards this Sunday and Hugh Laurie signing up to the cast of Armando Iannucci’s Veep.

The Jonathan Ross show is on Saturday 7th February, 9.20 pm on ITV

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