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27-06-2020, 15:05   #46
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I'd take bob Newhart, don rickles(although not all his material), foster brooks, Rodney dangerfield and others and the reason is if you watch them not one curse word used. I'm not a fan of comedians effing and blinding because any eijit can yell and throw a few ****s around and get laughs but it's not comedy.

That's my opinion anyway and no doubt people will disagree.
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27-06-2020, 15:41   #47
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Rodney Dangerfield was one hilarious dude,
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A noble calling, surely!
Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
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Seinfeld stands head and shoulders above any other comedy show ever made! Needless to say, I also like Curb Your Enthusiasm.
I have often pondered how i can love Curb so much yet find Seinfeld so unfunny.

Cooper had a genius act at the time especially with the way he could work his props and keep the audience in suspense for a duration of a show at what he was going to do with them.
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I remember him the twat in the hat. Or was that jamiroquai
That was Jamiroquai.

When you are feeling down just look up "photographer headbutts Jamiroquai".
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I watched a few of his videos while having the breakfast this morning. He was very good. Great mixture of jokes, magic, and slapstick.
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I’d rather scoop my eyes out with a rusty spoon than be forced to watch Seinfeld. A DULL as dishwater comedian, desperate not to offend people. The type of fella who probably wakes up every morning having slept in his pullover and thinks... “hmm how can I make office workers amused today.”
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I've put up with this myth for a loooong time but now I have to speak out. It started (for me) in my early teens when there was a Tommy Cooper show on prime-time TV and, with only a couple of channels, I watched a few episodes. It was absolutely AWFUL! A bumbling buffoon, wearing a funny hat, getting card tricks (hilariously!) wrong and cracking a few terrible jokes. I knew he was popular at the time but it didn't bother me because most TV was terrible and I thought he appealed to an adult audience rather than me.

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Fast forward 40 years and I am an adult now myself! I have seen Cooper every so often over the years and my opinion has never wavered: totally unfunny rubbish. Yet now, every few weeks it seems, there are TC retrospectives (and a movie!) with contemporaries and modern comedians falling over themselves to say what a genius he was and how hilarious his bumbling character was.

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My question is: Am I wrong? Was he a genius? Or is there a giant conspiracy to fool the modern audience into thinking his act was hilarious? Surely, anyone watching him for 5 minutes could see that he was a total charlatan??

You have figured it out - 'Juz like dat!!'
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27-06-2020, 16:35   #54
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I think there's a minimum IQ level, below which people think Tommy Cooper isn't funny.
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27-06-2020, 18:16   #55
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Ok didn't really know who he was.

But why would you expect a comedian from 60 yrs ago to be funny now?

No comedy ages well.

Read some jokes from the 1800s.

Nothing funny today will be funny in 20 yrs time.

Why are some people obsessed with people or shows from a time that was probably decades before they were born?

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27-06-2020, 18:27   #56
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Ok didn't really know who he was.

But why would you expect a comedian from 60 yrs ago to be funny now?

No comedy ages well.

Read some jokes from the 1800s.

Nothing funny today will be funny in 20 yrs time.

Why are some people obsessed with people or shows from a time that was probably decades before they were born?
It seems a lot of people disagree with you. Based on this thread, Tommy Cooper's material is still funny and you would need to have below average intelligence to disagree!
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It seems a lot of people disagree with you. Based on this thread, Tommy Cooper's material is still funny and you would need to have below average intelligence to disagree!

I could tell his punchlines miles before he said them.

In fact it was annoying having to wait for him to hmm and haw through them.

Plus everything he says is so simplistic.

The language he uses etc....

If you are looking for old comedy that was done well..Only Fools and Horses.
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Ok didn't really know who he was.

But why would you expect a comedian from 60 yrs ago to be funny now?

No comedy ages well.

Read some jokes from the 1800s.

Nothing funny today will be funny in 20 yrs time.

Why are some people obsessed with people or shows from a time that was probably decades before they were born?
get away with your 60 years ago. he was massive when i was young and i'm nowhere near 60
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I loved Tommy Cooper's karate master routine. Hilarious
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27-06-2020, 20:48   #60
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Any thread about about comedians here will lead to posters saying how unfunny they are.
Any comedian that appears on the Late Late Show will see lots of post on the TV forum to say how unfunny that particular comedian is.

In both cases it doesn't matter how famous or successful the person may have been.
So all the posters can't be right.

If you don't like Tommy Cooper then just accept it's not for you and get over it and don't let it impact your life. Then also accept that your taste is not what rules the world and let other people enjoy it.

It's sort of like music, all very subjective. I can't stand Westlife, think they're a crime against music but last year they packed out Croke Park and plenty of people I know went and enjoyed them. Didn't upset me in the slightest and I basically just ignored the event.
Live and let live.

For the record though I thought Tommy Cooper was hilarious and his wit was clever and more than just the fez and magic tricks. Here's some lines below

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“I'm on a whisky diet. Last week, I lost three days.”

“I went to a fortune teller. She looked at my hands and said: 'Your future looks pretty black.' I said: 'I've still got my gloves on.’”

“Gambling has really brought our family together. We had to move to a smaller house.”

"She was so beautiful, when I took her home in a taxi, I could hardly keep my eyes on the meter.”

“What do you call an out-of-work jester? Nobody's fool.”

“I bought some pork chops and told the butcher to make them lean. He said: 'Which way?’"

“My doctor told me to drink a bottle of wine after a hot bath. But I couldn't even finish drinking the hot bath.”

“I always call a spade a spade. Until the other night, when I stepped on one in the dark.”

“Two fish in a tank. One says to the other: ‘You drive, I'll man the guns.”

“I said: 'Doctor, I keep getting these dizzy spells.' He said: 'Vertigo?' I said: 'No, I only live up the road.’”

“I sleep like a baby. I wake up screaming every morning around 3am.”

“I had a ploughman's lunch the other day. He wasn't very happy.”

“Last night, I dreamt I was eating a 10lb marshmallow. When I woke up, my pillow had gone.”

“I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day but I couldn’t find any.”

“What does a kangaroo eat for breakfast? Pouched eggs.”

“Got a new car the other day. I pushed the horn and it went: ‘Woof woof.’ It was a Rover.”

“Two cannibals were eating a clown. One said to the other: 'Does he taste funny to you?’"

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