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27-06-2020, 20:56   #61
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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?
60 years ago??

I was born in 1986, he was as regular a feature of my childhood as Mr. Bean or Billy Connolly. It's true that he was dead by then, but his comedy always seemed to be on the telly. How old are you?
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27-06-2020, 21:02   #62
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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?
Totally not true.

Shakespeare comedies from over 400 years ago are still funny.

I still regularly watch Laurel & Hardy and find them funny.

Monty Python is still funny. I could go on and on.

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27-06-2020, 21:34   #63
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This time next week he'll get deleted for the cultural appropriation of a hat.
Even worse,is the OP en route to Caerphilly to start a statue demolition movement....

https://themagiccircle.co.uk/news/17...-in-caerphilly

...or maybe the OP is a touch miffed at nobody,let alone Anthony Hopkins, yet having unveiled a 9 foot bronze statue of them....having one's greatness remain unrecognised is the burden of modern magician
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27-06-2020, 21:42   #64
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Tommy could walk on stage just stand there and the audience would laugh.

The man had funny bones.

If you didn't get it that's ok too ............relax.
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27-06-2020, 22:30   #65
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There you go, see. I find him as funny as a fire in an orphanage. Does that make him not funny? Only to me. Different strokes for different folks.
To me, Cooper was brilliant. His timing and delivery were bang on the money.
True. Seinfeld isnt that funny. George is where the comedy genius is.
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27-06-2020, 22:43   #66
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I didn’t find him particularly funny watching him but in reading his jokes There are some good ones two of my favourites.

Apparently, 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese.
And there are 5 people in my family, so it must be one of them.
It's either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother Colin.
Or my younger brother HoChaChu.
But I think it's Colin.

Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar.
One says, 'I think I've lost an electron.'
The other says 'Are you sure?'
The first says, 'Yes, I'm positive... '
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Totally not true.

Shakespeare comedies from over 400 years ago are still funny.

I still regularly watch Laurel & Hardy and find them funny.

Monty Python is still funny. I could go on and on.
Laurel & Hardy used to be still regularly shown on TV up to about the early Late 80s/early90s along with the Three Stooges, Tom And Jerry etc. Always would find them hilarious as kids and it never bothered us that they were made in our grandparents time.
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The video of him dying onstage is distressing. I always thought he'd get up and carry on with the act
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The video of him dying onstage is distressing. I always thought he'd get up and carry on with the act
I remember watching that as it happened. he got a massive laugh when he fell down.
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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?
Oh my god your so wrong.
Watch Laual And Hardy and if you tell me they are not funny then i really doubt you have a SOH. I sugguest you watch the one where they take the piano up the stairs.
I think im gonna watch it again myself its hilarious.

I also find Tommy funny, quite different.
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He used to put slip something into the pockets of drivers and chauffeurs and go 'Have a drink on me'.

They'd get home and pull a teabag out of their pocket.
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Oh my god your so wrong.
Watch Laual And Hardy and if you tell me they are not funny then i really doubt you have a SOH. I sugguest you watch the one where they take the piano up the stairs.
I think im gonna watch it again myself its hilarious.

I also find Tommy funny, quite different.



There it is. Great stuff.






And I just love this, especially the car scene near the end.
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The video of him dying onstage is distressing. I always thought he'd get up and carry on with the act
Yes, I’ve seen that, it’s grim, people in the audience pissing themselves laughing, he’s having this weird collapse... it was kinda obvious on tv something wasn’t right but it wouldn’t have been from the audience point of view.
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I didn’t find him particularly funny watching him but in reading his jokes There are some good ones two of my favourites.

Apparently, 1 in 5 people in the world are Chinese.
And there are 5 people in my family, so it must be one of them.
It's either my mum or my dad. Or my older brother Colin.
Or my younger brother HoChaChu.
But I think it's Colin.

Two hydrogen atoms walk into a bar.
One says, 'I think I've lost an electron.'
The other says 'Are you sure?'
The first says, 'Yes, I'm positive... '
First one is a cracker just written down.
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28-06-2020, 13:32   #75
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You've pretty much nailed it there. Cooper's jokes were not the funniest out there, not by a long way. You and I probably know better jokes than him, but could we deliver them like he did? I can't speak for you, but I know I couldn't. Cooper is miles ahead of likes of Tiernan, O'Carroll, Bishop, McIntyre etc etc.
When you consider Alison Spittle is the best new comedian on RTE.... the man is a genius.
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