Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly also referred to simply as Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, which was founded in 1883 and is operated by students of Cambridge University and Anglia Ruskin University.
The reputation of the club took in the 1960s to as a nucleus of comedy and satire, and continues to produce the regular and very popular Smokers at the ADC Theatre - a loose mix of sketches and stand-up comedy. Footlights also regularly produces plays and sketch shows.
The career of many famous personalities from the world of entertainment began in Footlights - further were also celebrities from other fields there. Some known members include Douglas Adams, members of Monty Python ( Graham Chapman, John Cleese and Eric Idle ) and Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson and more.