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Old Sep 18th 2009, 8:38 am
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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
You said western world and (despite appearance to the contrary) SA was (and still is) considered to be a 'western' country...........................

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....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.
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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

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

Another long time Canadian deserving of a mention: Leslie Nielsen -
Dry, very funny man.........
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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

Another long time Canadian deserving of a mention: Leslie Nielsen -
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Only if it isn't slippy ...
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Only if it isn't slippy ...
nope I wiped all traces of KY off
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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?
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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.
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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??
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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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