The start of the League of gentlemen can be traced back to when Reece, Steve, Mark and Jeremy first met at college. They hit it
off straight away and have been writing and performing their hugely successful black comedies ever since.
The first chance they had to display their unique style of humour came in 1996 where they performed in a number of shows at the
Canal Cafe Theatre. This led them to the Edinburgh Festival where they won a Perrier award for their troubles.
In 1998 they poured their talents into radio and subsequently picked up a Sony
Silver award for their show on Radio 4 called 'On the Town with the League of
Gentlemen'. Finally, a year later, their break onto TV and the League of Gentlemen
we all know and... well know, was so successful it brought them the Golden Rose
Series 2 and now 3 have since followed and there will surely be
many, many more...
Royston Vasey has been populated with 60 of the oddest most derranged characters
from the minds of their creators. But perhaps more worrying is the fact that
most of these characters came from 'real' people. And more worrying still, the LoG characters remind me of people I know, which is probably why I find it so damn funny.
If you want to find out more about the gents and their achievements then roll on to the gents page