Quote: Alfred J Kipper @ April 11 2010, 11:16 AM BST
But he stood up in his own club and told jokes Mr Stott, the man stood up and did long routines, what more qualification can there be?
Is it because people don't class satire as comedy?
Satire was a tiny part of his work, really. Or at least, political satire. He was in that world, but the vast majority of his own actual work had nothing to do with politics.
And I stand by what I said, he was a sketch performer; if he performed alone it was generally to deliver comedic monologues, I just don't think he fits comfortably into what you would class as a stand up. Mr Kipper. Comedian, yes, stand up . . ? Not so much.