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Dec 3, 2018

The audience that laughed at the dying man with the fez

On 15 April 1984, Cooper collapsed from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act on the variety show Live from her Majesty's. The Audience had no idea of how serious this was and began to chuckle while Tommy collapsed by the side of the curtain. This week episode is all about are reaction to comedy and tragedy and what it might say about us.

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