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HIGNFY? Were there no celebrities available?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by blazer, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Still at it stirring things up I see. How would you know if you are a student, you weren't even born? Early shifter at disrupter HQ?
     
  2. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    Just stop the harassment, sweetheart . Its not even on topic.
     
  3. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    I disagree. Laughing at women, older women in particular, non-white people, gays etc just for being what they are is never funny.
     
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  4. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    Funny though:eek:
     
  5. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    So it's only ok to joke about straight white (going to assume christian) men?
     
  6. hs9981

    hs9981 Lead commenter



    Mark Lamarr + Jo Brand would be good together on this show.
     
    InkyP likes this.
  7. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    This was the significant bit - that being an older woman (i.e. mother in law), gay or black is intrinsically funny. That being gay or whatever is the joke is not OK.

    Of course I don't mean that, anybody can be part of the joke but not be the joke because of what they are.
     
  8. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Isn't an integral part of, for example, Julian Clary's humour the fact that he is gay?
     
  9. Photo51

    Photo51 Established commenter

    You not liking his jokes does not mean he wasn't a great comedian. The ability to tell jokes on stage is a separate skill from the content. That said, his jokes weren't limited to the subjects you think they were limited to.
    I am surprised you went to see him
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2018
  10. InkyP

    InkyP Star commenter

    Haha. No money of mine ever went in that man's pocket. He was on TV in the early 70s and wasn't funny then. I saw enough to know I didn't like it.
     
  11. Aquamarina1234

    Aquamarina1234 Star commenter

    I'm afraid a lot of unpleasant things that are said are very funny indeed. It's the inappropriateness and shock-value that prime the recipient. Of course, many people now have been trained to over-ride that first response and channel it into disgust, disapproval and indignation.
     
  12. Shedman

    Shedman Star commenter

    No! Larry make a lot of money from being camp! From Dictionary.com - a person who adopts a teasing, theatrical manner, especially for the amusement of others.

    Although Larry was gay, he never referred to his own sexuality in his act.
     
  13. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

    Not me, I'm glad to say.
     
  14. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    I have to agree with the distinction. I didn't personally think much of Manning's choice of material, but he knew all about timing and delivery. He also knew how to play an audience.
     
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