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Who has never made you laugh

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in The Money Savers Arms
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  • JackmydadJackmydad Forumite
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    What I do find funny is how many of these "funny" people and shows other people don't actually find funny at all.
    And it's not just me being a miserable old bloke not seeing it.

    I'd have liked to see the late, great Dave Allen live. Most of the present lot I turn off as quickly as possible if they're on the TV!
  • tommixtommix Forumite
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    Jackmydad wrote: »
    What I do find funny is how many of these "funny" people and shows other people don't actually find funny at all.
    And it's not just me being a miserable old bloke not seeing it.

    I'd have liked to see the late, great Dave Allen live. Most of the present lot I turn off as quickly as possible if they're on the TV!


    I agree, comedy aint what it used to be. Used to be funny back in the day.

    Harry Worth will be spinning in his grave at the likes of Keith Lemon, and that big dope David Walliams, who's about as funny as a man without a sense of humour.:(
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    Jackmydad wrote: »
    I'd have liked to see the late, great Dave Allen live. Most of the present lot I turn off as quickly as possible if they're on the TV!

    He was very funny.:rotfl:
  • JackmydadJackmydad Forumite
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    There is funny comedy, but it's not the overstated, "slapstick and swearing" that seems the norm these days.
    Just watched a series on NowTV, called "Camping" that we thought was really funny.
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    Jimmy Carr.......funny as watching paint dry

    And as for another poster saying Peter Kay........the guy is a genius and if you can't laugh at Phoenix Nights something is wrong with your sense of humour
  • tommixtommix Forumite
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    Jimmy Carr.......funny as watching paint dry

    And as for another poster saying Peter Kay........the guy is a genius and if you can't laugh at Phoenix Nights something is wrong with your sense of humour


    All a matter of personal taste..Some peeps think Jimmy Carr is a genius..

    Anyway who says I didn't laugh at Phoenix Nights? I liked Phoenix Nights and I laughed quite a lot actually. I was talking about his stand up routines, I thought I made that clear with my reference to his bloody 'biscuit dunking' Joke. I am not a fan of 'observational' humour..I prefer surrealist humour, which is why I like Stewart Lee.

    Here's a surrealist Joke I just made up.

    Q) How many Salvador Dali's does it take to screw in a Lightbulb?

    A) Clock.
    :beer:
  • TELLIT01TELLIT01 Forumite
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    Tommy Cooper. My missus and my mother always thought he was hilarious but he left me totally flat. Keith Lemon was quite amusing when he first came on the scene but, like so many comedians, he got to the point where he thought everybody would find him amusing simply because of who he is.
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    TELLIT01 wrote: »
    Tommy Cooper. My missus and my mother always thought he was hilarious but he left me totally flat. Keith Lemon was quite amusing when he first came on the scene but, like so many comedians, he got to the point where he thought everybody would find him amusing simply because of who he is.
    I reckon that goes for a lot of them.
    My dad used to find Tommy Cooper hilarious. I never really got him.
    I accept that people find different things funny, but some things I just can't see as being funny more than occasionally.
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    PompeyPete wrote: »
    but there are worse including Micky Flannigan, and any others who need to use foul language to get their laughs......doesn't say much about their audience either.

    I love Micky Flannigan.
    I also adore Trevor Noah.
    I quite like Michael Macintyre & Sarah Millican too.
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    Jackmydad wrote: »
    What I do find funny is how many of these "funny" people and shows other people don't actually find funny at all.
    And it's not just me being a miserable old bloke not seeing it.

    I'd have liked to see the late, great Dave Allen live. Most of the present lot I turn off as quickly as possible if they're on the TV!


    I saw him live many moons ago in London, I nearly wet myself

    He really was so funny, and the thing was, about 30 mins in I needed the loo. Only I was sat in the front row, dead centre and didn't dare ask people to move so I could go. because he lit on any member of the audience who dared move

    And the tears were running down my face at his jokes and it got to the point where I was praying that he would just stop
    if you lend someone £20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it
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