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Monday, 9 July 2018

Havin' a Laugh !!!

I love a good laugh! The sort that borders on the edge of crying. Smiling is good but laughter is wonderful and, with that in mind, here are some of my favourite comedians and, yes, profanity and f%nny jokes are within this collection even though I  criticised their use in this review.......different delivery I guess .This list isn't exhaustive - there's loads more but these came to mind first ......




Max Miller was billed as 'The Cheeky Chappie' due to his near the knuckle ,innuendo -ridden humour. I remember  my Dad relating the time  that Max told his tale at meeting a beautiful blonde while traversing a narrow mountain path “I didn’t know whether to block her passage or toss myself off'' Max got banned by the BBC for 5 years.   




George Carlin is widely regarded as one of the most important and influential stand-up comics.
George was arrested after performing his well-known routine, "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television''  at Milwaukee's Summerfest in 1972 and charged with violating obscenity laws. The case was dismissed in December of that year; the judge declared that the language was indecent but George had the freedom to say it as long as he caused no disturbance. 



Wanda Sykes is sassy, opinionated and extremely funny.In May 2009, Wanda was the featured entertainer for the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, becoming both the first African American woman and the first openly LGBT person to get the role. Wanda publicly expressed being devastated when California voters passed state Proposition 8. She said: "With the legislation that they passed, I can’t sit by and just watch. I just can’t do it '' she has continued to be active in same-sex marriage issues hosting events and emceeing fundraisers. She has also worked with PETA on promoting dog anti-chaining legislation in her home state.




Kathy Griffin - like her mentor Joan Rivers you either love her or loathe her......I love her!
In 2011, she also became the first comedian to have four televised specials in a year.Aside from her comedy career, she is an LGBT activist involved in causes such as same-sex marriage and the repeal of "Don't ask, don't tell." She has also participated in two USO tours. Griffin is known for her conversational style and controversial statements on celebrities, religion and sexuality.



Jeanne Robertson is a 6' 2''  Southern Gal who was voted Miss Congeniality in the Miss America Pageant in 1963 ,and although she began her public speaking career with her pageant title, she has achieved much more national attention as a humourist and motivational speaker. Her popularity soared in 2009 after a handful of humorous clips from her talks became viral videos. Jeanne distinguishes between a humourist, which she considers herself, and a comedian, stating, "The humourist weaves the longer stories with a point. We don't go 'after' anybody. I'm telling my life."





Now, Stephen Lynch is my musical comedian ....but don't underestimate this choice! Stephen is a comedian, musician and Tony Award-nominated actor who is known for his songs mocking daily life and popular culture.As a result of the duality of his act, Stephen has turned heads in the music industry as well as on the comedy circuit. He has attracted extra attention usually not available to comics by playing venues more often suited to music than comedy.He married Erin Dwight and she is generally the first person to hear his original ideas for songs; if she does not laugh at the initial concept, he will scrap the idea completely.


So, there you have it - a selection of my favourites - I hope you enjoy them as much as I do ......Who are your favourites?????

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