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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 24th Jan 06, 4:03 PM
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    MSE Martin
    Time to reveal my secret past
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    • 24th Jan 06, 4:03 PM
    Time to reveal my secret past 24th Jan 06 at 4:03 PM
    People who remember me on my first TV appearances doing the 'Deal of the Day' on Simply Money TV 2000-1 will know what's coming.....

    Every day I did a new 'funny money' character to intro and outro the clips. Having recently found the tapes, I've had a few edited together.

    WATCH COMEDY CAPERS
    Windows Media/Quicktime
    (note these files should stream, but may download depending on your software, it is a sizeable 10Mb file so will take some time)

    Not sure I could get away with doing them now, but they used to be a really good way to intro the characters. Does anyone on the forum remember them originally?

    In fact I actually did used to perform stand-up comedy for a couple of years in 1996-7, whilst trying to relieve the tedium of financial PR, so there was some background there too!
    Last edited by MSE Martin; 04-09-2006 at 12:23 AM.
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    • Rikki
    • By Rikki 24th Jan 06, 4:10 PM
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    Rikki
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    • 24th Jan 06, 4:10 PM
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    • 24th Jan 06, 4:10 PM
    Martin got his girl.


    ........but was that an 0870 number I saw? :confused:
    • tru
    • By tru 24th Jan 06, 4:47 PM
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    tru
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    • 24th Jan 06, 4:47 PM
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    • 24th Jan 06, 4:47 PM
    mini me
    • divadee
    • By divadee 24th Jan 06, 5:34 PM
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    divadee
    • #4
    • 24th Jan 06, 5:34 PM
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    • 24th Jan 06, 5:34 PM
    martins a laaayyyyyydddeeeeeeee dont ya know !!!!!



    little britain obviously ripped you off martin
    • Smiley_Mum
    • By Smiley_Mum 24th Jan 06, 5:37 PM
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    • #5
    • 24th Jan 06, 5:37 PM
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    • 24th Jan 06, 5:37 PM
    Chocolate cake one in the cafe, clingfilm - remember that from one of the Make Me Rich shows. I'll have to sort out the speakers for the full effect though.
    “Ordinary riches can be stolen, real riches cannot. In your soul are infinitely precious things that cannot be taken from you.” - Oscar Wilde
  • black-saturn
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    • 24th Jan 06, 5:39 PM
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    • 24th Jan 06, 5:39 PM
    Dont you look fresh faced there Martin?
    • Ticklemouse
    • By Ticklemouse 24th Jan 06, 6:28 PM
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    Ticklemouse
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    • 24th Jan 06, 6:28 PM
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    • 24th Jan 06, 6:28 PM
    LOL - well, if ever you decide to give up the day job, it think comedy is definitely the way forward for you, Martin

    Excellent, and so say the "mini-(tickle)meeces" too
    • skylight
    • By skylight 24th Jan 06, 6:34 PM
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    skylight
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    • 24th Jan 06, 6:34 PM
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    • 24th Jan 06, 6:34 PM
    oh dear.............
  • elvis_bloggs
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    • 24th Jan 06, 7:14 PM
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    • 24th Jan 06, 7:14 PM
    Nooooooooooo.!!!!!!

  • Edna_Bucket
    oh dear.............
    by charlotte664
    Mmmn...oh dear indeed...
    • Choccyholic
    • By Choccyholic 24th Jan 06, 8:29 PM
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    Choccyholic
    [Groan] what fantastically terrible jokes!


    Nuts just take up space where chocolate ought to be.
  • Fur coat & no knickers
    great! loved the ooh elloooooo one.lol
    Lightbulb moment January 2006 ..This spendings got to stop..things can only get better
  • Fibabe
    Make it stop!!!!!!!!!!
    • nearlyrich
    • By nearlyrich 24th Jan 06, 8:49 PM
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    nearlyrich
    Made me laugh thanks Martin!
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    • Alibalibee
    • By Alibalibee 24th Jan 06, 9:04 PM
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    Excellent, Martin!!
    You're a natural!
    Greeting fur a wee bawbee
    • botmission
    • By botmission 24th Jan 06, 9:10 PM
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    botmission
    Yes I remember the show. What happened to the channel?
  • netty061
    Why Martin, you are a dark horse - all that hidden talent!!!!
  • Edna_Bucket
    Yes I remember the show. What happened to the channel?
    by botmission
    Closed down after this appeared?

    The famous line used by Clive Anderson to Jeffrey Archer sprang to mind...
    Last edited by Edna_Bucket; 24-01-2006 at 10:49 PM.
  • Tondella
    fantastic! They were brilliant, but particularly the secret policeman's ball one. "Luxury!"
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    Current debt: £14,000.00
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  • dinkylou
    Thats absolute classic!!

    I nearly cried laughing at some of those!!

    Corny though!!
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