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stellamaris

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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #30 on: Nov 03, 2022, 01:19:18 PM »
I like many of those already mentioned.  I did laugh with many of them, but I don't know if they would still make me laugh.

I am still laughing at The Goon Show [often repeated on Radio 4 Extra]. You can hear how much influence they had on comedians to come later.  Victoria Wood still makes me laugh out loud, especially Dinner Ladies. She was genius in the way she gave her best lines to others.

I can't think of any old ones that haven't been mentioned above.

One who I still think is hilarious [but not yet dead, I hope] is Pam Ayres.  They play her on Radio 4 Extra also and her theatre gigs are plentiful on Youtube.

Sara Milligan is another later one who is genuinely funny even when it is not intended.

I seem to have mentioned mainly women - but that is because all the males have been mentioned. Oh and the Goon Show was male and they went on to be funny on their own. So that balances it out.
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #31 on: Nov 03, 2022, 01:25:07 PM »
I forgot Alexei Sayle.  Still liking him after all these years [hm there's a song title something like that].
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #32 on: Nov 03, 2022, 07:28:29 PM »
Harry Enfield, Paul Whitehouse and Kathy Burke
Lee Mack (mostly for Not Going Out)
Hugh Dennis on Mock the Week, when he used to do Royal Family voice over to video clips
Lee Evans
Billy Connolly
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Jasper Carrott and Robert Powell in The Detectives




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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #33 on: Nov 03, 2022, 08:17:00 PM »
Spike Milligan and his world of Beachcomber




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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #34 on: Nov 04, 2022, 02:55:47 PM »
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 From the 1950's:


1.      Max Wall
2.      Jon Pertwee
3.      Tony Hancock
4.      Kenneth Williams
5.      Erick Sykes
6.      Hattie Jacques
7.      Terry Thomas
8.      Peter Sellers
9.      Sid James
10.   June Whitfireld
11.   Jimmy Edwards
12.   Hugh Lloyd
13.   John Le Mesurier
14.   Wilfred Bramble
15.   Kenneth Horne
16.   Frankie Howerd
17.   Lesley Philips
18.   Dick Emery
19.   Jimmy Clitheroe
20.   Jimmy Edwards
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #35 on: Nov 16, 2022, 11:45:22 PM »
I forgot Alexei Sayle.  Still liking him after all these years [hm there's a song title something like that].


I heard him on radio4 a few days ago, the first time in many years. He was funnier than I remembered.
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #36 on: Nov 16, 2022, 11:46:45 PM »
Harry Enfield is on You tube. Watch it while you can because I'm sure it will be removed when the humour police get hold of it.
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #37 on: Jan 07, 2023, 08:52:35 AM »
Tony Hancock was a great comedian, I still laugh at his Blood Doner. Does anyone remember his Punch and Judy man. film, full of humour and pathos.
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #38 on: Jan 07, 2023, 11:00:07 AM »
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #39 on: Jan 07, 2023, 11:32:10 AM »
I still like Les Dawson.
I think he was one of those naturally funny men. 

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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #40 on: Jan 18, 2023, 04:23:50 PM »
Tony Hancock was a great comedian, I still laugh at his Blood Doner. Does anyone remember his Punch and Judy man. film, full of humour and pathos.
I remember that one, and his much funnier, The Rebel, where he thinks he's a great artist.

Landlady (Irene Handle) looking at painting on wall, "Who's that?"
Hancock - "It's a self-portrait"
Landlady - "Who of?"
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #41 on: Jan 18, 2023, 04:45:33 PM »
Dave Allen was my hero

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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #42 on: Apr 09, 2023, 04:32:05 PM »
Dave Allen was brilliant  :)

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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #43 on: Apr 09, 2023, 07:30:27 PM »
I still chuckle over Hancock’s unexplored bomb sketch.  “I don’t suppose it occurred to you that your next step wasn’t my next step”. 🤣🤣
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Re: Your 20 favourite funniest British Comedians
« Reply #44 on: Apr 10, 2023, 12:54:06 AM »
Does anybody remember a BBC wireless show probably on a Saturday morning? It involved a series of very short clips of other shows (Hancock's Half Hour, Navy Lark etc) strung together to make a story with segue commentary in between.

I have been racking my brain trying to think of his name.
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