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vctenderness
12th Mar 2018, 09:33
Was saddened to hear this morning of the death of one of the worlds funniest men - Ken Dodd.

He was a genius and could do a stand up routine lasting up to 5 hours.

He made the most simple one liners so funny and could pack them in by the dozens.

I heard a tribute to him on the radio this morning which had a supreme example of his genius.

A young lady came up to me today and said “hello handsome - can you tell me where the opticians is”.:)

RIP Doddy.

Effluent Man
12th Mar 2018, 09:50
Saw him live in 2015. Lasted just under Five hours. "Doctor, I keep thinking I'm a dog." "OK get on the couch." "I'm not allowed on there."

treadigraph
12th Mar 2018, 09:59
Saw him live in 2015. Lasted just under Five hours. "Doctor, I keep thinking I'm a dog." "OK get on the couch." "I'm not allowed on there."

Five hours... blimey, not sure I could listen that long...

Krystal n chips
12th Mar 2018, 10:09
He was a versatile entertainer, given he could sing as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spEP_Oc1AXg

Certainly one who didn't need to tell the world how talented he was unlike some of our "top entertainers " ( deceased ) because there was no need.

cyclic35
12th Mar 2018, 10:51
Reported on TV this morning.
Following an interview, Sir Ken placed something in a technician's pocket and said,
"There, have a drink on me."
Thinking it was folding money, it turned out to be a tea bag!
A great comedian with a good singing voice. He will be missed.

keyboard flier
12th Mar 2018, 10:55
His funeral will be on Wednesday and Thursday and could go into Friday too.

B Fraser
12th Mar 2018, 13:23
You beat me to it Mr Flyer.


An absolute genius. You always knew what was coming but you still laughed.


By jove missus !

Andy_S
12th Mar 2018, 13:40
I had assumed that Doddy had retired from the entertainment industry a long time ago. How wrong can you be.

He was still performing as recently as last year, and had more shows planned for 2018 before illness laid him low. He actually looked quite robust when he received his gong less than a year ago, and even though he was clearly frail after his recent illness he still had all his wits about him.

Tattyfillarious.

SpringHeeledJack
12th Mar 2018, 14:52
Who can forget this classic ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGor7ZyCawI

vctenderness
12th Mar 2018, 17:00
Listening to radio and tv today reporting on Ken Dodd’s demise I heard a couple of his one liners that demonstrate his comedy.

I went to see a Specialist he said “do you know what erogeonus zones are?” I said “well I know you can’t park in them”.

The man who invented cats eyes in the road said he got the idea when he saw a cat facing him on the road. If it had been going the other way he would have invented the pencil sharpener.

Loved him!

G-CPTN
12th Mar 2018, 17:32
How many thousand one-liners had he with the ability to recall them?

He was obviously 'still there' mentally.

ShyTorque
12th Mar 2018, 17:58
He is the only entertainer I've seen who walked out on stage early, taking everyone by surprise - especially the theatre staff, to began his act ten minutes early! He also said that anyone who had parked in the local short stay car park would need to nip out in the interval and put another ticket on the dashboard. He was joking but factually correct because his show went on well beyond midnight. He announced himself as "entertainer, retired male model and failed accountant".

He was also an impressive singer in his day, at least in my book.

funfly
12th Mar 2018, 17:59
Went to see him every year at Crewe Lyceum, missed him last year and suppose this year will be cancelled.
Has finished well past midnight a few time as well.

Effluent Man
12th Mar 2018, 20:15
Actually my maths was wrong. He came on stage at 7 and finished at 1250am. There was a break but he was on stage for a good five hours.

Loose rivets
12th Mar 2018, 23:20
Parked outside the lovely old redbrick Liverpool Speke building, Ken would stop as he passed the nose of the Eagle Viscount and count the engines. He'd pat his chest with relief if there were four.

I'd like a quid for every laugh he's given folk.

RAT 5
13th Mar 2018, 09:24
"What a wonderful day for doing something wild like taking all your clothes off, strapping your legs around your neck and saying, how's this for a oven ready turkey?"

His 'what a wonderful day for......' jokes would have filled a book.

ORAC
13th Mar 2018, 10:11
Never found him particularly funny myself, but he will be missed. He and Bruce were the last link to pre-TV musical hall* in the present entertainment industry.

*Vaudeville for our American cousins.

sitigeltfel
13th Mar 2018, 11:36
missed him last year and suppose this year will be cancelled.


Suppose?
:confused:

Fareastdriver
13th Mar 2018, 12:28
funfly

I don't think he got it.

funfly
13th Mar 2018, 13:20
Talking about the Crewe Lyceum, we see a lot of 'tribute' acts nowadays, some of them very good. I can't see there ever being a tribute "Ken Dodd' act though.

treadigraph
13th Mar 2018, 13:23
Talking about the Crewe Lyceum, we see a lot of 'tribute' acts nowadays, some of them very good. I can't see there ever being a tribute "Ken Dodd' act though.

Don't know how anyone could emulate Ken. Seen a few tribute bands, mostly been good especially in the absence of the real thing, becoming ever more the case... 😭

Private jet
13th Mar 2018, 21:39
Never really impressed me. A good performer yes, for those that got his schtick. A lot of his gags came from professional writers, i wonder how much they were paid in respect to how much he was though.

vctenderness
14th Mar 2018, 09:34
Well it just might have been his skill in delivering them!

You could have put a whole book of pre written gags in the hands of someone else stood them on the stage and watched as they sank like a stone. However with Doddy.......