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
“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?’"