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richmond62

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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #15 on: Jun 17, 2022, 12:48:33 PM »
Arthur Scargill,
Mick Magahey,
Tony Blair,
David Cameron,
Lord Mountbugger (whoops: Mountbatten),
Jeremy Thorpe,
Henry Mcleish-Ma-Dowp,
Oswald Mosley,
Neville Chamberlain,
Houston Chamberlain,
The Mitford family . . .
Ian Fleming,
Kim Philby,
Donald Maclean,
Guy Burgess,
Lord Haw Haw,
"Prince" Andrew

Is that 20? Dunno: certainly feels like it!

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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #16 on: Jun 17, 2022, 02:18:48 PM »
Arthur Scargill,
Mick Magahey,
Tony Blair,
David Cameron,
Lord Mountbugger (whoops: Mountbatten),
Jeremy Thorpe,
Henry Mcleish-Ma-Dowp,
Oswald Mosley,
Neville Chamberlain,
Houston Chamberlain,
The Mitford family . . .
Ian Fleming,
Kim Philby,
Donald Maclean,
Guy Burgess,
Lord Haw Haw,
"Prince" Andrew

Is that 20? Dunno: certainly feels like it!

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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #17 on: Sep 14, 2022, 09:03:17 PM »
I don't think I could name twenty comedians, especially not from the current ones who are restricted by pc and simply unfunny.


My favourites has to be Tommy Cooper - I just have to look at him and I start laughing.


Max Miller a real oldie but I used to listen to my Dad's LP when I was little and laugh along. even though I didn't really understand what he was on about. Far too adult for my young ears. I heard the same LP again when I was in my twenties and realised what it was all about.


I also though Harry Enfield was funny too.
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #18 on: Sep 15, 2022, 10:22:43 AM »
My favourite was always Ken Dodd.

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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #19 on: Sep 15, 2022, 10:58:51 AM »
I don't think I could name twenty comedians, especially not from the current ones who are restricted by pc and simply unfunny.

My favourites has to be Tommy Cooper - I just have to look at him and I start laughing.


I agree.  I don't recognise any of our present day 'comedians' as such; they are simply not very funny.

I also thought Tommy Cooper was particularly funny, to the extent that he didn't even need to say anything before people started laughing.  When he died on stage, people even laughed at that simply because they thought it was part of the act.

Another favourite was Les Dawson.  I particularly liked his piano playing which, intentionally, 'went wrong' during a performance, but intentionally, which proved that he really was quite a good player.
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #20 on: Sep 15, 2022, 11:15:11 AM »
Yes, the bad piano playing must have been very difficult to do seeing as he could play well. I liked his mother-in-law jokes as well.
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #21 on: Sep 15, 2022, 08:29:19 PM »
Norman Wisdom
John Cleese
Stan Boardman (I saw him live and he was hilariously funny) Dem Jerrmens bombed r chipshops)
Roy Walker
Rowan Atkinson
Billy Connolly
Les Dawson
Catherine Tate
Dawn French
Peter Kay


Can't think off top of my head about any more but the ULTIMATE has to be TOMMY COOPER
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #22 on: Sep 15, 2022, 08:32:10 PM »
I like very few, but I do like,

Dave Allen.
Billy Connolly.
Jim Davidson.

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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #23 on: Sep 15, 2022, 08:35:45 PM »
Norman Wisdom
John Cleese
Stan Boardman (I saw him live and he was hilariously funny) Dem Jerrmens bombed r chipshops)
Roy Walker
Rowan Atkinson
Billy Connolly
Les Dawson
Catherine Tate
Dawn French
Peter Kay

Can't think off top of my head about any more but the ULTIMATE has to be TOMMY COOPER


Yes, John Cleese is good, though I prefer Michael Palin.
Rowan Atkinson too, though he relies very much on his funny face!
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #24 on: Sep 16, 2022, 12:43:15 PM »
I like very few, but I do like,

Dave Allen.
Billy Connolly.
Jim Davidson.


Billy Connoly had me crying with laughter when I saw him live. I have noticed that the stories are 'adjusted' slightly depending on whether he is in Scotland or England.  ;D
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #25 on: Oct 05, 2022, 09:54:14 PM »
Can't think of twenty offhand, but Bernard Manning is up there near the top, as is Ken Goodwin.
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #26 on: Oct 05, 2022, 09:59:33 PM »
I like Peter Kay and John Bishop, from the oldies Morecambe & Wise and Two Ronnies.
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #27 on: Oct 05, 2022, 10:35:47 PM »
My preference is for comediens who have/had real talent - as opposed to those who rely on foul language and lavatory humour.   I don't think I could name 20 of them - but here goes:-

Dave Allen
Tommy Cooper
Eric Morecombe
Ernie Wise
Les Dawson
Harry Secombe
Harry Worth
Bernard Cribbins
Michael Bentine
Peter Sellers


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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #28 on: Nov 03, 2022, 12:34:43 AM »
My favourite old comedians were Dick Emery, Dave Allen and Kenny Everit.

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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #29 on: Nov 03, 2022, 05:10:28 AM »
Iíve seen Billy Connolly live several times, in England, always a full house.  His observations are spot on. A younger Scottish comedian, Kevin Bridges, is another one to watch.

I also enjoyed Victoria Wood.  I saw her live a couple of times, exceptionally talented musically too.



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