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Chris B
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I remember UFO was on Sky Movies when I was at school, and this joke has stuck with me ever since. Cant remember fuck all else, but do recall this inspired bit of dialog.

Chubby to his wife: "Give me 50p for the metre."

Wife: "why have you never got any money on you. You're spending it on another women arent you?"

Chubby: "You find me a woman I can fuck for 50 pence and you can have a divorce tomorrow."

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40 minutes ago, Chris B said:

There was a documentary about Bernard Manning and offence in comedy. He took part in it when he knew he was going to die, and it covered his thoughts on his legacy and mortality, including footage of himself being overlaid over his own funeral. 

I'm an absolute sucker for stuff like this - it's the Scrooge thing. An arsehole looks over his life and comes to terms, for better or worse, with what he's accomplished, and the nearness of death gives a greater level of self-awareness and self-assessment.

Not with Manning. He just came across like more of a totally un-self-aware twat, who kept mumbling 'only jokes though, innit?'. I came out of watching this documentary detesting him even more.

Wasn't there also one where he went to India to see how his humour travelled over there?

The first defence that anyone ever has of Manning, of course, was that he 'did a lot for charity' so therefore you can't criticise him for being a sexist, racist old cunt.

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16 minutes ago, Devon Malcolm said:

Wasn't there also one where he went to India to see how his humour travelled over there?

I think it was the same one (or they used footage from a previous documentary). If memory serves, he saw the reason his jokes falling flat in India as being the fault of the audience, not him.

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1 hour ago, Devon Malcolm said:

The first defence that anyone ever has of Manning, of course, was that he 'did a lot for charity' so therefore you can't criticise him for being a sexist, racist old cunt

Or as Viz dubbed him, the fat racist cunt of hearts.

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Chubby and Bernard were good at what they did. You cannot deny they were great performers and gave their audiences what they wanted. I do not follow comedy these days, but when i see the odd ‘stand up to cancer’ advert on the comedy channel and it has that Joel bloke who is on everything nowadays or some unfunny woman cracking shit jokes, it makes me think, who actually watches these mediocre modern comedians? Who is the other posh bloke who appears on the Sky 1 programme with Jamie Redknapp? They are all terrible. 

I had a great holiday in Magaluf in the late 90’s. We went to The Only Fools and Horses bar in the day, swigging local brew watching Chubby Brown live on a big TV, followed by Only Fools and Horses episodes. Then out looking for the back scuttle in the evening. 

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24 minutes ago, Mr JL said:

Chubby and Bernard were good at what they did. You cannot deny they were great performers and gave their audiences what they wanted. I do not follow comedy these days, but when i see the odd ‘stand up to cancer’ advert on the comedy channel and it has that Joel bloke who is on everything nowadays or some unfunny woman cracking shit jokes, it makes me think, who actually watches these mediocre modern comedians? Who is the other posh bloke who appears on the Sky 1 programme with Jamie Redknapp? They are all terrible. 

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