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Frost Over the World - The dark side of comedy

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Published on Jun 4, 2011

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It is frequently said these days that comedy knows no bounds, that nothing is off limits. Two well-known comedians have now made stage shows reflecting the darker side of comedy. Ruby Wax, nicknamed the queen of the put-down, speaks to Sir David about her very personal show, entitled 'Losing it' and Irish-American comedian Des Bishop whose shows reflect real life talks about how when his father was diagnosed with terminal cancer he found it a natural step to build that into his show. Plus, infra-red satellites have shown what appears to be previously unknown pyramids - possibly as many as 17 of them. Zahi Hawass, Egypt's minister of antiquities, joins the show to discuss the cutting-edge science helping to uncover some of the ancient world's unknown treasures.

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