17-06-2018 13:35 - edited 17-06-2018 13:35
Who doesn't like a cunning linguist?
The late Ronnie Barker was very good at it. Not sure how well such tongue-in-cheek tomfoolery would have gone down today, but in its time, it was bound to keep you glued to the box:
on 17-06-2018 13:39
Brilliant! He was such a wonderful comedian...
17-06-2018 13:52 - edited 17-06-2018 13:53
Both Ronnies were brilliant and sadly missed. Some of the 'modern' comedians leave me cold, particularly those that think using foul language is funny.
But, I agree @pgn Ronnie Barker was superb and, personally, I still find his humour hilarious.
on 17-06-2018 13:59
on 17-06-2018 14:37
... doubt is Peter Kay.
He is one of a kind and can do a three hour performance without using foul language.
A funny funny man...
I find crude and vulgar language off-putting in comedy too. Never really watched Peter Kay, but I do like Bill Bailey:
on 17-06-2018 17:56
The last Peter Kay car share was quite possibly the funniest programme I have seen in many years, it had everything, including a little appropriate bad language. Everyday language that we ALL use and as soon as he is back on our screens the better. A bit biased as he lived round the corner from me and I know his gran 😃
on 17-06-2018 18:05
I could watch repeats of Peter Kay tours over and over again....and often do if I want a good laugh.
Phoenix Nights took me a bit of time to get into even though my husband loved it from the start. Now I enjoy it.
I just hope whatever it was that caused him to cancel this years tour is resolved (for want of a better word) as it's about time he returned to make us laugh again.
@jonsiewas that his Nan who was always in the audience during his first gigs? The one who had the bungalow?
on 17-06-2018 18:08
That's right @Cleoriff, just round the corner from me and we often had a little chat in the local Morrisons 😊
17-06-2018 20:45 - edited 17-06-2018 20:46
17-06-2018 20:50 - edited 17-06-2018 20:51
So for someone who has never followed Peter Kay, where should I start, @jonsie or @Cleoriff? And no, I did not like the one episode of Car Share I saw, the last of the series that just ended - not me, sorry.
Oh where to start?
Here's a list of DVD's available from Amazon...
Your best bet though is to look at some of his work on YouTube.
He is best described as an observational comic. So so funny...