Peter Cook

This genius died 20 years ago. Check out the documentary Peter Cook At A Slight Angle To The Universe. Also John Bird’s obit.

The direction his work took had nothing whatever to do with marketing a talent, finding a niche, developing a career. It had everything to do with a compulsive articulation of his view of life, beady, remorseless, hilarious.

Cook had a remarkable feeling for language. He had an unblinking bullshit detector which never failed him; and he would never draw back in his comments.