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RIP Barry Cryer

Old 27th Jan 2022, 10:11
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RIP Barry Cryer

Very sad, definitely one of the funnier contributors to British comedy in the last 70 years...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-60154371

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Old 27th Jan 2022, 10:44
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Who was Barry Cryer? I’m sorry I haven’t a clue.
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 10:57
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A national treasure.
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 11:04
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Irreplaceable - a source of joy and laughter for all of my adult years.
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 11:09
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Very very sad day. I did wonder about his health, having not heard him on ISIHAC for some time.

RIP Sir !
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 11:23
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Originally Posted by Dan Dare View Post
Who was Barry Cryer? Iím sorry I havenít a clue.
Just a minute....
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 11:30
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Never did anyone have a less appropriate name.
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 12:05
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A very sad loss indeed.
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 12:26
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Oh, crap.
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 12:54
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He will join the others in playing the Jesus rules in Mornington Crescent!
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 15:42
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Funny chap. RIP.
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 16:08
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Just realised I had him confused with Denis Norden. Hope posthumous apologies count.
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 19:12
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Sad.

Stole this from someone on fb....

Somewhere, Humph clears his throat.
"Hello, and welcome to the newest series of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. On my left, Willie Rushton and Tim Brooke-Taylor. On your left, Jeremy Hardy and please welcome back Barry Cryer."
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 20:06
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Apparently he was so uncertain how long he had left to live that he never bought green bananas...
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Old 27th Jan 2022, 20:15
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So sad. His contribution to British comedy over my lifetime was truly immense.

R.I.P Barry. You really are going to be missed by so many....................
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Old 28th Jan 2022, 05:59
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A consistent and rare talent, able to churn out humorous creativity over decades.

An anecdote from a corporate evening awards ceremony, Cryer was booked to entertain the great and good and told the story of a gladiator thrown into the Colosseum with a huge lion. After jockeying around for a while the gladiator grabbed the head of the lion and appeared to whisper in the lion's ear. Within seconds the lion ran off with fear in it's eyes. The Emperor called the gladiator over. "You have defeated the lion, therefore you are pardoned and a free man, but before you go please tell me what you said to make the lion run away?" The gladiator replied "That was simple, I told him that after he had eaten me he'd have to make an after dinner speech."
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Old 28th Jan 2022, 06:57
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It's not often that I post when someone in the public arena turns up their toes. Whenever a radio programme started where he was announced on the panel, I knew |I was in for a good half hour. His humour was simple but clever, straightforward but absurd and it made me laugh. Radio 4 played this one last night......

A man walked into a doctor's consulting room
"I'm afraid you will have to stop masturbating" said the doctor
"Why ?" answered the man
"Because I'm trying to examine you". replied the doctor.

You could always see the jokes in your minds eye, especially ones involving the lovely Samantha who, when faced with a sticky situation, would always pull it off.

Cheerio Barry.
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Old 28th Jan 2022, 11:35
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Got this BC joke from Telegraph comments:

A little girl goes up to her grandad and asks

'Can you make the sound of a frog, grandad?'

'Why do you want me to do that?, he asks

'Cos Grandma says we can all go to Disney World when you croak'
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Old 28th Jan 2022, 11:47
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Who was Barry Cryer? I’m sorry I haven’t a clue.
I‘ve been over the Pond so long that I genuinely didn’t have a clue. I’ll have to do some YouTubing.
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Old 28th Jan 2022, 11:56
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I laughed at this one just now:

Barry Cryer was happy to play a more minor part and I must say I find "Count Arthur Strong" stuff very amusing.
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