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Your favourite comedians either male or female


bumpkin

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I may sound like a miserable old goat but I fail to appreciate some of todays humour based on foul language and sexual inuendos. Have any members got any comments on this.

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Aitchbee

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I like most of the [safe] humour 'dished out' by BBC's Radio4. I don't watch TV much ... but Martin & Lucy & the comical incidental music on 'Homes Under The Hammer' always makes me laugh ;o]

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Dragon_Heart

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Tim Allen

Norman Wisdom

Whoopi Goldberg

Dawn French

Jennifer Saunders

Rowan Atkinson

OK most of these are now comedy actor but ... .... and yes David Cameron's and George Osborne's 'black' hair.

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Jock1e

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Morecambe & Wise good clean fun.

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Dragon_Heart

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Almost forgot the late great Dave Allen ... his comedy timing and delivery were perfect. It's a great pity he had a 'no repeats' clause in most of his TV contracts.

Some people like broccoli others hate it the same goes for comedy.

To some foul language and sexual innuendo are a no go area but to others it's full of belly laughs.

I suspect the 'safest' comedy is situation comedy which I also appreciate.

*A grey goose walks into a bar and says" I'd like a scotch on the rocks please." The bartender looks at the goose funny, but goes to get him his drink anyway. The bartender continues to look at the goose so the goose asks, " Hey, what's your deal? Why do you keep looking at me like that ?"

The bartender says, "Besides the fact that you are a talking goose I actually have a drink named after you ?

The grey goose replies, " You have a drink named Ron ? "*

*Three friends die in a car crash, and they find themselves at the pearly gates.

They are all asked: 'When you are in your casket and friends ? family are mourning, what would you like to hear them say about you?'

The first guy says: 'I would like to hear them say that I was the greatest doctor of my time, and a great family man.'

The second guy says: 'I would like to hear that I was a school teacher who made a huge difference.'

The last guy replies: 'I would like to hear them say... "LOOK .. HE'S MOVING!"'*

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fourm member

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I think, for the most part, we've moved beyond the notion that simply using a 'rude' word is funny.

But I enjoy language of all forms being used well.

I'll always give an ear to Richard Herring, Tim Minchin, Andy Parsons, Dara O'Briain, Sarah Millican, Stewart Lee and others who use the richness of language to add dimension to their material.

I like wit and intelligence in my humour. A philosopher ordered coffee with no cream. The waiter apologised that they were out of cream. Would he like his coffee with no milk instead?

I rarely get into sitcoms because I find the premises too hard to accept. And I just don't understand catchphrase comedy. Why is saying the same thing on every programme funny?

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Kevscar1

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Dave Allen was always my favourite. While I can accept the occasional use of obscene langauge when it's ever other word it's not funny and I turn over

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sunnystaines

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dave allan for me, see a lot of comedians at warner holidays and cruise trips and they are all foul mouthed and obsene these days.

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marvin42

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I'd add Tommy Cooper, Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes to the list. I like Eddie Izzard and also Billy Connolly despite his bad language but can't tolerate Roy Chubby Brown.

Descartes went up to a bar. The barman said "Can I get you a pint". Descartes said "I think not" and promptly disappeared.

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Quickbeam

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"todays humour based on sexual inuendos"

Is that new is it? The double entendre has been the mainstay of British humour for centuries!

  1. Kenneth Williams
  2. Les Dawson
  3. Max Miller
  4. Marie Lloyd

The list is endless...

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Nontek

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I enjoy most comedians, with the definite exception of Jonathan Ross, Ricky Gervais and Russell Brand - I always turn off whenever these three self-servicing idiots appear.

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