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R.I.P. Sean Lock

  • 18-08-2021 1:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 7,533 ✭✭✭ KKkitty

    This has knocked me for six. What a legend in the comedy circuit. His work on 8 out of 10 Cats and its late night Countdown collab were side ripping. The Carrot In A Box segment is absolutely hilarious. May he rest in peace.



  • Registered Users Posts: 753 ✭✭✭ FlubberJones

    Saw this earlier, very sad and only 58... far too young

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,295 ✭✭✭✭ Rothko

    RIP. Fantastic comedian and loved watching him on shows like QI and 8 Out Of 10 Cats.

  • Registered Users Posts: 5,817 ✭✭✭ RobAMerc

    holly horse sh1t Batman - thats unreal. Shocked and saddened. RIP

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  • Registered Users, Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 6,071 Mod ✭✭✭✭ yerwanthere123

    That's a shock, has been a Channel 4 staple for years. Was it known he was ill?

  • Registered Users Posts: 7,533 ✭✭✭ KKkitty

    He was absent from 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown for a while. When he came back he was noticeably hoarse. Think that was last year when he was absent for a good few episodes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,227 ✭✭✭✭ Dempo1

    Knocked me for six also, had no idea he was unwell albeit I'd noticed his absence generally for the past year or so. Always found him funny and entertaining. VERY, Very sad news, RIP

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 468 ✭✭ nj27

    He was such a naturally funny man. He had that rare gift which makes his basic conversation hilarious. True comic, and tragically early death.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,147 ✭✭✭ .red.

    R.I.P. Sean.

    A truly funny man who always made me chuckle.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,021 ✭✭✭ ILikeBoats

    Genuinely upset by this. Such a funny man.

  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 13,464 Mod ✭✭✭✭ sugarman

    Terribly sad news, leaves behind a young family too. I met him a couple years ago in Amsterdam and he was a total gent. As already said, he was just a very naturally funny man.

  • Registered Users Posts: 25,094 ✭✭✭✭ Buttonftw

    Exactly the quote I was going to post. :D

    Saw him live once, great show. His general arseholeishness to some guests on the panel shows was great. He's been in my town a couple of times over the years apparently on Christmas Holidays, was going to keep an eye out for him.

    Don't worry Sean, we'll get used to life without you!

  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭ TP_CM

    It wasn't talked about much openly but I do think a lot of his fans knew something was up because his voice had weakened significantly over the past few years and he lost a lot of weight. I think there was a thread on here or reddit about a year ago which raised it. I'm a big fan of the panel shows and definitely noticed it. But I don't think anyone knew it was this serious or advancing so fast.

  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭ TP_CM

    I can't imagine 8 out of 9 cats without him.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,509 ✭✭✭ Suckler

    Thought he looked very shook in that clip when I saw it. Very funny man, naturally funny as many said.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,854 ✭✭✭ Wossack

    Shocked to hear this today - can only mirror the sentiments here. Will be missed

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,791 ✭✭✭ Frank Bullitt

    Awh man, that hits hard, he was bloody hilarious and seemed like a lovely chap as well.

    Big loss, RIP.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,648 ✭✭✭ PsychoPete

    He really was excellent on 8 out of 10 cats and quite enjoyed his stand up

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,149 ✭✭✭ YellowFeather

    Just fking shocking. Sean Lock got me through some times when I was a bit under pressure. I would listen to his best of in the mornings, particularly in 8 out of 10 Cats does Countdown, and just laugh with his quick wit and total irreverence. Very, very sad news.

    Amongst many, many things, Carrot in a Box, not to mention “Here comes Jimmy the feeder”, and his unique bedtime routine where he unscrews all of the lightbulbs. He was a comedy genius.

  • Registered Users Posts: 68,244 ✭✭✭✭ seamus

    Yeah, it's a bit of a shocking one alright. It's not like he was a megastar or you ever saw any huge fuss around him, but it seems like he was always just a comedy staple. You turn on a UK comedy show, there he is. 7 nights a week at this stage, flick around, you'll find something that he's in. Almost taken for granted, now that he's gone it feels like a massive loss.

    And you could always tell by the way the other comedians reacted to him that they all had the utmost respect for him.

  • Registered Users Posts: 13,031 ✭✭✭✭ loyatemu

    his sitcom 15 Storeys High is very good if you can track it down (maybe the BBC will repeat it now) - co-starred Benedict Wong who's gone on to do a lot of big movies.

    I loved Sean's sense of humour, he was brilliant on the early series of QI (hadn't been on it for a long time, probably because he was doing so many panel shows for C4) and his stand up was always excellent - RIP.

  • Registered Users Posts: 29,690 ✭✭✭✭ Penn

    Anyone could make Jimmy Carr do his annoying seal-laugh. Sean Lock was one of the only people who could almost consistently make him laugh so hard that no noise would come out. Just so quick off the draw with absolutely killer lines out of nowhere.

  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]

    That’s sad news. He had a brilliant sense of humour and he’s left very fond memories for anyone who’s a fan of the panel shows.

    It’s often comedians who get us through tough times, they can hold power to account with comedy and satire in a way nobody else can. It cuts though a lot of noise and nonsense.

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