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27-06-2020, 03:12   #16
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His physical appearance used to scare me when I was a child.
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27-06-2020, 03:15   #17
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Comedy, just like any art form, is subjective.

You not finding him funny doesn't make him unfunny, just like me not liking Led Zep doesn't make them **** at music.

I know Led Zep are class. They're just not for me.
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27-06-2020, 03:16   #18
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Scroobius Pip liked him enough to make this tribute:

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Just last week, they were showing old Tommy Cooper shows on Gold or ITV7 or something, and I watched a bit tried to move on, but even though it was a bit stupid, something kept me watching. He'd make a mess of a trick, continue on, and as you're thinking "This is ridiculous!" he'd suddenly do something to make you think "How did he just do that?!?". Maybe the bungling around lowers your expectation, but even if that was the case, it's a great angle! It does the job.
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27-06-2020, 06:23   #20
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This time next week he'll get deleted for the cultural appropriation of a hat.

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27-06-2020, 07:19   #21
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He cracked me up then as a young boy, and he still does.

Comedy gold.

Unique, and his schtick was for everyone, which can't be said about a lot of other comedians at that time.
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Where like the OP in my teens I couldn't understand what he was all about, in later years I understood his comedy act. The man was a comic legend in his own lifetime and still is. He still makes me laugh to this day
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This time next week he'll get deleted for the cultural appropriation of hat.
Lets hope they leave his statue alone.
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He was good but he was no Aisling Bea.
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27-06-2020, 09:11   #25
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Its horses for courses with comedians but I thought Cooper was hilarious.

A guy walked up to me the other night and said “Quick, did you see a policeman around here?”
I said no.
He said: “Good -Stick em up.”
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27-06-2020, 09:15   #26
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Funny that, how 40 year old comedy routines don't stand up to 21st century scrutiny. Also what people find funny is subjective.
21st century UK audiences have made Mrs Browns Boys the biggest comedy show in the country.

I think the more popular and appealing to the general public something gets, the less edgy interesting or unique it is. Diluted, generic and formulaic. I don't think it's anything to do with the era.
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They weren't funny 40 years ago!
Again, subjective.

Its still better than your stand up act.
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27-06-2020, 09:21   #28
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I think the fact that he literally 'died on stage' would have amused him enormously, in retrospect.

Wonderful comedian. He came from nothing, unlike those somewhat spoilt Monty Python guys. He did it all by himself, I respect that a lot.
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His last performance was his best.
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