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  • #61
    I saw Paul Eddington in, I think, the original run of Noises Off - most hilarious!

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    • #62
      There are a few other people who have come to mind lately who make me laugh, so perhaps I have been too harsh.

      Still, I have watched a couple of shows lately where the stand up comedians have copied each others jokes which was very odd. It's hard to keep coming up with things I suppose and you need to be brave to be funny. I certainly couldn't do it

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Faginsgirl View Post
        you need to be brave to be funny. I certainly couldn't do it
        I remember a TV interview with several "old school" comedians all together and Duggie Brown said that it's very hard to get up in front of a crowd of people and make them laugh, to which Bernard Manning immediately quipped: "How would you know?"

        I stumbled across this little gem of a film a couple of days ago: a trio of superb character studies in a bittersweet tribute to three of our true comedy greats. Funny, thought-provoking, poignant and not a wasted line in there. I hope it reaches the wider audience it deserves:



         

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        • #64
          Priceless! Wonderful! Never seen that before. Thank you, Tonch.

          I've just made up a joke. "I've just spotted an intruder on my CCTV. Now, I don't approve of burglary, but I can see where he's coming from!" LOL! I;m too good for this place!

          Johnny

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          • #65
            Originally posted by Panavision View Post
            I've just made up a joke. "I've just spotted an intruder on my CCTV. Now, I don't approve of burglary, but I can see where he's coming from!" LOL! I;m too good for this place!

            Johnny
            Don't call us ...

            Steve


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            • #66
              Best comedian ever as I’ve said before. Hylda Baker she deserves far more recognition.

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              • #67
                Ithangyeww, Steve!

                Googiefan, yes she was so funny. Did you know she ran a chip shop on Plodder Lane in Farnworth for a while? I think it's still there. Will investigate when I go past again. Another snippet: Cynthia was played by none other than Roger Moore...only once, though, on, I think, it was the Eamonn Andrews Show!

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                • #68
                  I knew she was born in Farnworth and no i didn’t know she ran a chip shop or that Roger played a Cynthia. I read Matthew kelly was a Cynthia. There should be a statue or other memorial of Hilda

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                  • #69
                    Have to agree on Hylda Baker - a rare and precious talent, woefully forgotten by too many these days. She was fabulous.

                    Years ago, I knew a garage mechanic who worked in Scarborough. I recall him telling me how he'd met a few of the old variety stars when they did Summer seasons there. Among the funniest he ever encountered was Hylda. He said that she'd bring her car in for a service and within no time at all she'd have the whole garage chuckling and giggling with mirth - a very funny lady, both on and off camera.

                    She was very diminutive. Apparently he had to attach "blocks" to the pedals ( a bit like fitting "lifts" in shoes) to ensure her little legs could safely reach them!

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                    • #70
                      Charles Hawtrey - he was amazing in Brandy for the Parson.

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