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38 minutes ago, Steven Tansell said:

I loved that man, his humour was far in advance of the times he lived in, it's such a sad thing that he committed suicide when he still had so much left to give to the world of comedy!

Yes he was so bloody dry! Love it. as well. I only discovered him last year after my grandad told me about him.


I watched the rebel the other night and it got bad reviews but i enjoyed it. 


Also enjoy round the horne. 

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On 8/23/2020 at 12:42 AM, Fluke said:








Some of my favourites there.


Comedy genius. 

I loved Tone, his comedy was years ahead of it's time, he was without a doubt a true genius, he was always struggling not to laugh. Sid James, on the other hand was a bit of a stalker apparently, and I read somewhere he was a bit of a mystery man! He was born Solomon Joel Cohen in South Africa and claimed he'd been a diamond cutter, a dance instructor and a boxer,🤭 it was later discovered that he was actually a trained hairdresser!🤫 Funnily enough, he was living on Hancock Street, Hillbrow, Johannesburg when he was young! Later on in England he had a three year affair with Barbara Windsor {those damn Windsors get everywhere😏 }

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45 minutes ago, Tinfoil Hat said:

Hehehe! I grew up listening to Hancock on record (parent's collection). I used to know some episodes off by heart. 

I have it on record my uncle gave me it as I have a turntable (analog). I am 29 so vinyl isn't my generation so i wont pretend to be sentimental about it but i listen to it sometimes At night. Its the wild man of the woods and sunday afternoon at home.


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The only comedy in recent years I've enjoyed (to listen to) is the Cabin Pressure series (plural) by John Finnemore. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who's not heard these yet...




(I think I have more than what's on the above link, on Audible, but the above gives a good taste of it).Seems obvious but tab to page 1 to start at the 1st episode & work back,

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