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Pete McCarthey 1990 Best Comedy Show Nominee

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The Hangover Show

The tragic death of Pete McCarthy in 2004 cut short a career that included writing for Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones, being part of a comedy duo with poet Roger McGough. The Hangover Show led to a travel show for Channel 4. The travel theme continued and it spawned his million-selling book McCarthy's Bar. He was due to write a third book before his untimely death.