Steve Smith, on 30 March 2017 - 06:10 PM, said:
condemned2bfree, on 30 March 2017 - 01:20 AM, said:
Steve Smith, on 29 March 2017 - 10:49 PM, said:
condemned2bfree, on 28 March 2017 - 02:38 AM, said:
Sorry Two ariels met on a roof, and got married. The wedding was atrocious, but the reception was excellent.
The way he told them, there will never be another Tommy cooper!
Tommy would have gone through the Pearly Gates and said
"Oh just done a terrible gig, I died on stage"
He was just so much of a wonderful humble, brilliantly talented sweet kind man.
His motto was, hey just laugh at me and my misfortune.
Rather than the arrogant nasty self righteous comics we get these day who think that they are much better and more clever than all of us. That t**t Jimmy Carr and Frankie Boyle come to mind, they could not lace Tommy's boots
Tommy was better than all of them put together.
That was why everyone loved him, just like Norman Wisdom
You could add Ricky Gervais to the list. The Office was fantastic but as a stand up, he is more of a fall down. Like Frankie, Gervais relies on shock, rather than self deprecating style, bit of a one trick pony. I dont mind shock extreme humour, but when it becomes a comedians default approach, it wears thin.
There are some extreme material un pc comics I like, but they mix self deprecating style too, if its not done a lot, like Geravais, it comes across, as pompous and smug, as Gervais, Boyle, and Carr, are to me. Almost waiting for them...'how far are they going to push it now?" rather than be totally immersed in funny patter.
I really love the banter in Open all hours, THE ORIGINAL MIND.
Some of the dialogue is beautifully funny, especially between Arkwright Mrs Blewitt Granville.
Sorry Steve, you have got me going, I could ramble on about comedy, especially sit coms, for a long time.
Obviously better to watch, but here are a few beauts;
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: She has a face like a fit.
Arkwright: Aye, but what it would fit, I'll never know. It is like her facial muscles don't know the meaning of the word "teamwork".
Remember Arkwright has got a stutter<
Arkwright: D'ya know what you need? A good walloping.
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Oh, yeah and who's gonna give it to me?
Arkwright: I? I? I am.
Nurse Gladys Emmanuel: Oh, three of you.
Mrs Blewitt: I wouldn't give tuppence for his kidneys. How much is your boiled ham?
Arkwright, Its a bit more than his Kidneys
Granville: I've got the blood of poets and lovers in my veins.
Arkwright: [as Granville leaves] Yes. And at least one electrician.