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Have I understood correctly that the issue is it's a council managed venue and the council don't want to take the booking, much as any venue owner can do, and he'd be fine if he booked somewhere privately owned for the gig who were happy with taking the booking?

If so, and for those on here who know about this stuff, is it a case that suitable mid sized venues like that are few and far between or is there likely to be somewhere down the road and it's good publicity for him?

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2 hours 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. 

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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16 minutes ago, Tommy! said:

 

If so, and for those on here who know about this stuff, is it a case that suitable mid sized venues like that are few and far between or is there likely to be somewhere down the road and it's good publicity for him?

Corporation is about 5 minutes walk away from there. Judging by demand there and the 300 tickets that had already been sold which have now been refunded, probably just easier to put a few chairs out in there

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1 hour ago, Tommy! said:

 

Have I understood correctly that the issue is it's a council managed venue and the council don't want to take the booking, much as any venue owner can do, and he'd be fine if he booked somewhere privately owned for the gig who were happy with taking the booking?

 

Yeah, I said this when I posted the story and repeated it again and again, which is unlike me. 

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13 hours ago, Keith Houchen said:

Yeah, I said this when I posted the story and repeated it again and again, which is unlike me. 

Did you say anything about the second part, which was more my question after qualifying my understanding In the section you quoted, which I try to do because I'm a bit thick?

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1 hour ago, Tommy! said:

Did you say anything about the second part, which was more my question after qualifying my understanding In the section you quoted, which I try to do because I'm a bit thick?

 

Yeah, I said this when I posted the story and repeated it again and again, which is unlike me. 
 

But yeah, I think it speaks volumes that a canny promoter hasn’t already stepped in, booked another venue to reap the rewards. Maybe the rewards aren’t there to be reaped as any similar sized venues cost more to book. 

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47 minutes ago, Keith Houchen said:

Yeah, I said this when I posted the story

You detailed the volume of independently owned venue's and ratio of such venues to council owned ones in you opening post?

I must be thicker than I thought because I've re read it and I'm unfortunately still missing it.

 

"You can’t even tell racist, homophobic, misogynistic jokes in a publicly funded building anymore without the looney left cancelling someone most people thought was already dead. And no, The Mash Report getting cancelled on a publicly funded tv channel isn’t the same free speech issue because I hated that brown foreign looking fella."

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