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Butch Cassidy Sep 18th 2009 7:38 am

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by PrairieSushi (Post 7941534)



South Africa?? Did I have to limit my comment to the developed northern hemisphere??

Go fork yourself twice over with the blunt end of a lacrosse stick :o

You said western world and (despite appearance to the contrary) SA was (and still is) considered to be a 'western' country...........................

want to borrow this lacrosse stick when I've finished with it :wub:

el_richo Sep 18th 2009 9:09 am

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by bsmith (Post 7940920)
....although the best of the US stand-ups use these differences to great effect, from Lenny Bruce's cool New York Jew shtich, right through to Chris Rock and his famous "N" word routine. American comics seem to be able to handle these themes with a real confidence that even British performers seems to steer clear of on the whole.

Bernard Manning seemed to be able to handle these themes with confidence too.

dboy Sep 18th 2009 1:11 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by el_richo (Post 7942022)
Bernard Manning seemed to be able to handle these themes with confidence too.

Ah, watched him a few times at the Embassy Club. If you were wise you didn't get up during his routine. A bit blue he was:thumbsup:

Another long time Canadian deserving of a mention: Leslie Nielsen -

dollface Sep 18th 2009 1:20 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by dboy (Post 7942618)
Ah, watched him a few times at the Embassy Club. If you were wise you didn't get up during his routine. A bit blue he was:thumbsup:

Another long time Canadian deserving of a mention: Leslie Nielsen -

Dry, very funny man.........

Oink Sep 18th 2009 1:23 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by dboy (Post 7942618)
Ah, watched him a few times at the Embassy Club. If you were wise you didn't get up during his routine. A bit blue he was:thumbsup:

Another long time Canadian deserving of a mention: Leslie Nielsen -

:rofl:

PrairieSushi Sep 18th 2009 8:56 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy (Post 7941817)
want to borrow this lacrosse stick when I've finished with it :wub:

Only if it isn't slippy ... :o

Butch Cassidy Sep 18th 2009 8:59 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by PrairieSushi (Post 7943815)
Only if it isn't slippy ... :o

nope I wiped all traces of KY off

Alan2005 Sep 18th 2009 8:59 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by el_richo (Post 7942022)
Bernard Manning seemed to be able to handle these themes with confidence too.

bernard manning? ffs - I can't be the only one who thinks he was a fat unfunny racist cock. He is dead isn't he?

PrairieSushi Sep 18th 2009 9:00 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Butch Cassidy (Post 7943825)
nope I wiped all traces of KY off

Ewe

Oink Sep 18th 2009 9:14 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 7943828)
bernard manning? ffs - I can't be the only one who thinks he was a fat unfunny racist cock. He is dead isn't he?

He might be fat and a racist but he could tell a good joke occasionally.

PrairieSushi Sep 18th 2009 9:15 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 7943871)
He might be fat and a racist but he could tell a good joke occasionally.

Don't see much of Roy "Chubby" Brown here either ... is he still alive??

dollface Sep 18th 2009 9:18 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by PrairieSushi (Post 7943875)
Don't see much of Roy "Chubby" Brown here either ... is he still alive??

not sure if he's alive or not. Jim Davidson with another one of the "blue" variety.

Alan2005 Sep 18th 2009 9:24 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Oink (Post 7943871)
He might be fat and a racist but he could tell a good joke occasionally.

I've only ever seen him tell offensive jokes. Kind of put me off watching anything else so I'll take your word for it that he could be funny. Still, I'm not unhappy that that form of brit humour is in the past.

dollface Sep 18th 2009 9:25 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 7943893)
I've only ever seen him tell offensive jokes. Kind of put me off watching anything else so I'll take your word for it that he could be funny. Still, I'm not unhappy that that form of brit humour is in the past.

He was offensive. They should have kept him at the Wheel Tappers and Shunters, then not televised it!:lol:

Oink Sep 18th 2009 9:28 pm

Re: Canadians' Sense of Humour?
 

Originally Posted by Alan2005 (Post 7943893)
I've only ever seen him tell offensive jokes. Kind of put me off watching anything else so I'll take your word for it that he could be funny. Still, I'm not unhappy that that form of brit humour is in the past.

I totally agree and I thought his racist jokes weren't jokes.


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