Before he became cane-wielding sarcastic genius-doctor House, Hugh Laurie was half of the legendary British comedy double act Fry and Laurie during the 80s and 90s. But now that he's perhaps better known, at least to American viewers, for his role on the Fox medical drama, Laurie tells The People that he is "determined" to return to England to team up with his old pal once more.
"We'll definitely be doing more Fry and Laurie," he said. "We used to talk about doing something like a stage review. Stand-up comedy is a massive industry now but actual sketch comedy on stage I don't think anyone is really doing that now, and that's something we thought we would try and do."
Laurie, 50, met Fry in 1980 through mutual friend Emma Thompson when the three were attending University of Cambridge. Their sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie
made them one of Britain's most beloved comedic pairings.
Five seasons hence on House, an Emmy nomination, a Golden Globe, and a $250,000 hefty per-episode paycheck, Laurie says he still has problems holding back on the British accent.
"I have to think about every word I say," he said. "Not even just the words. I heard the other day that I had been criticised on the internet for laughing in a British accent."
The two are best friends. Fry was best man to Laurie at his wedding, and is also the godfather to all of his three kids. Meanwhile, when Laurie won the Golden Globes in 2006 for House
, both his wife Jo and Fry flew from England to attend the ceremony with him, where he thanked Fry for his presence and inspiration.
Source: Comedy Central
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