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Comedian Tom OConnor Dies Today Aged 81

In the News

He was a great liverpool comedian with a sharp wit , he now joins the other greats like freddie star and ken dodd, a sad loss

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-57879765

telmel
2 months ago
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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

"He was a great liverpool comedian with a sharp wit , he now joins the other greats like jimmy tarbuck and ken dodd, a sad loss"

I sincerely hope it isn't considered "Trolling" as any other corrections to your "News Items" seem to be. But Jimmy Tarbuck isn't dead. (unless he's died in the last few hours) He'll probably be on TV later with his obituary to Tom, as he normally is when anyone else dies.

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telmel
telmel
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2 months ago

Thank you D, i have corrected the post with the person i meant to put

There are more greats , but the liverpool 'ratpack' are my favourites

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

telmel The only one I worked with and thought had a "sharp wit" was George Roper - Ken Dodd should have been known as "The Thief of Bad Gags" (although he did steal some good gags too - He stole one I wrote for someone else).

Can't help but wonder who will be around to deliver the TV obituary when Tarby does cast off this mortal coil. (He must have made a tidy amount from the TV appearance fees).

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telmel
telmel
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2 months ago

davidstockport I liked george roper too D

Tarbys in a bad way i believe, he was diagnosed with prostrate cancer 2 years ago

I wish him well

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 months ago

I just read the news and was sad to here it but overall seems he had a good life. Entertained millions and will be missed.

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telmel
telmel
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2 months ago

I have a great respect for anyone involved in comedy E

They enrich peoples lives with laughter, it is a well known tonic for health and longevity

Comedians are artists in their own right and in my opinion the older comedians were picassos

They didnt need to cuss to get a cheap laugh, but used their skills

Saying that, I think one of the most memorable jokes i remember that still makes me chuckle now was the german @ockker sketch by stan boardman

Tv wont show this now because the joke was too near the knuckle

But film directors still managed to bring a film out called 'meet the "ockers' with ben stiller and robert de niro , a very funny film which also was near the knuckle regarding the title

But that never got censored by the politically correct brigade fortunately

I still like some of the up to date comedians , i enjoy watching live at the appolo for example you get some very funny acts on there

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eyeballkerry
eyeballkerry2 months ago

telmel I have seen both, Stan Boardman was on the Des O’Conner show when I saw that. As for the film very funny.

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

telmel I doubt LD will object to a Joke (Told on prime time television). Anyway I'll chance it:

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 months ago

davidstockport That had me laughing again D thanks

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

telmel I don't like unnecessary bad language - but fail to see how anyone (except JurrMans) could be seriously offended by that.

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 months ago

davidstockport I agree D, i think des o'connor helps to enhance the atmosphere with his look of half disbelief and half restrained laughter

I suppose it could have been worse for him, he could have had bernard manning on as his guest 😉

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davidstockport
davidstockport2 months ago

telmel I think the video following that one is Bernard Manning with Des. I knew Bernard from about 1962 but grew to dislike him because his racist (supposed humour) and language went outside my acceptable bounds.

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telmel
telmel
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2 months ago

davidstockport I thought the same about him D, i saw him as very funny in the beginning but came to realise the same , which was a shame , he was one of a kind

I saw a documentary about him once and how he loved to lounge about at home in his underpants

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 months ago

telmel Manning in his undies worse than short shorts or Moi in my big girl pants lol.

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telmel
telmel
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2 months ago

MelissaLee1963 The mind boggles M

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 months ago

telmel Mind boggles. Yikes. Where?

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Imnotcheap
Imnotcheap2 months ago

I had no idea. Its surprising how much comedian have changed

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telmel
telmel
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2 months ago

There is an article in the news about jimmy carr today ,i like his humour also, a bit tongue in cheek about how worried he is about being fired for past jokes, i wont post the link as it will disappear so i copied a bit of the article instead

Jimmy Carr says its likely his comedy career will be ended for a joke he has already told.

Jimmy Carr believes he has probably already told the "unacceptable" joke that will force him into comedy retirement — but he doesn't know which one it is.

The 48-year-old comedian told the Daily Star that "the joke that ends my career" is definitely out there and there's nothing he can do about it.

"I’ve already told it. It’s on YouTube somewhere waiting, it’s like a landmine," he said.

Carr added: "We don’t know which one it is. We can’t take it down because we don’t know.

"At some point one of my jokes will become so unacceptable. At the moment it’s fine, but at some stage someone will look back and go: ‘He said what? It’s over’."

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 months ago

A sad loss indeed as many good comedians as musicians and actors gone to the great theatre in the sky.Peter Kay is still around though thank God.

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telmel
telmel
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2 months ago

I love Peter Kay M, I really enjoyed car share and some of his older programmes too

He is a top class down to earth entertainer

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MelissaLee1963
MelissaLee19632 months ago

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telmel
telmel
Original Poster
2 months ago

Absolutely classic M 👍

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