Genius of French funnyman Jacques Tati never grows old

Behind the madcap goings on in Jacques Tati’s films lay some masterful comic insights, whose impact still resonates strongly today

As a new book sings the praises of funnyman Jacques Tati, comedy lover The Connexion examines his influence is alive once more

If you do not know the films of Jacques Tati, you are lucky because you still have the delightful pleasure watching his films for the first time.

His comedy is visual, timeless and hysterical.

You do not need to speak French to enjoy his jokes, you do not even need to be Francophile, although perhaps recognising his characters renders them even funnier.

If you still do not know what I am talking about, head along to YouTube and watch Mr Hulot’s Holiday in 8 minutes.