Which comedy stars have you met? Page 3

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Sinon

  • Sunday 7th April 2013, 11:43am
  • England
  • 458 posts

I saw Keith Chegwin and the lovely Maggie Philbin doing some roadshow thingumybob, in a shopping centre in Leeds, when they were still married.

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zooo

  • Sunday 7th April 2013, 12:25pm
  • United Kingdom
  • 69,180 posts

I thought she was married to Mike Smith.

But now I see that was Sarah Greene. Oh, late 80s TV presenters, how confusing you are.

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Sid's Place

  • Sunday 7th April 2013, 8:20pm
  • England
  • 6 posts

I've had the pleasure of meeting many comedy stars over the years -

Leslie Phillips, Jack Douglas, Jethro, John Challis, Sue Holderness, Paul Barber, Roy Heather, Tessa-Peake Jones, Gwyneth Strong, Jacki Piper, Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Robert Llewellyn, Danny John-Jules, Hattie Hayridge, Norman Lovett, Tim Healey and Jessica Martin (remember her?)

Leslie Phillips in particular is a true old-school gentleman who still has a twinkle in his eye for the ladies. ;)

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Pingl

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 11:52am
  • England
  • 4,818 posts

Many most of them uncomfortable, my favourite and the nicest Bill Maynard

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garyd

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 2:09pm
  • England
  • 758 posts

I used to recall when I was on the door at the Scala in Kings Cross for the Comic Strip launch.
Quite a few faces arrived and made their way in without any fuss.
Then Lenny Henry and (I'm pretty sure) Dawn French turned up to a bit of a hullabaloo.
Lenny held out his invite and asked what he should do with it. I foolishly told him to hang on to it as it would remind him of when he met all these famous people.
He didn't 'alf give me a black look.

But I won't on this occasion.

Lesley Judd of Blue Peter fame presented me with a prize at my school in the 70's.
My right hand certainly enjoyed itself that evening!

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Tuumble

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 2:17pm
  • Peterborough, England
  • 4,491 posts
Quote: Sinon @ April 7 2013, 11:43 AM BST

I saw Keith Chegwin and the lovely Maggie Philbin doing some roadshow thingumybob, in a shopping centre in Leeds, when they were still married.

I've met them too. There was a Swap Shop thing in a Peterborough park and they were having a break in the cafe. I remember being shocked at seeing them smoking.

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sootyj

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 2:28pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts
Quote: Tuumble @ April 8 2013, 2:17 PM BST

I've met them too. There was a Wife Swap Shop thing in a Peterborough park and they were having a break in the cafe. I remember being shocked at seeing them they were smoking. I gave the wife a fiver and sent to Farm foods, whilst I got thoroughly plowed.

It's all go in Peterborough!

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Marc P

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 2:30pm
  • England
  • 17,698 posts
Quote: David Smith @ April 5 2013, 2:15 PM BST

He just needed it for the telephone box. Well yeah. If anyone from this site like Aaron or Lee asked I would give them spare change. If they needed it for bus fare I will still give them change. I like helping people. I gave 60 pounds to comic relief on comic relief night.

I once had to show Connie Booth how to use a payphone once, John Cleese was there too but they weren't talking.

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Sinon

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 2:31pm
  • England
  • 458 posts
Quote: Marc P @ April 8 2013, 2:30 PM BST

I once had to show Connie Booth how to use a payphone once, John Cleese was there too but they weren't talking.

He'd probably tried hitting it with a branch, already.

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sootyj

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 2:32pm
  • England
  • 51,287 posts
Quote: Marc P @ April 8 2013, 2:30 PM BST

I once had to show Connie Booth how to abuse me in a payphone once, John Cleese was there too but they weren't talking. He had his mouthful.

It's all go in Sheringham!

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Marc P

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 2:38pm
  • England
  • 17,698 posts

Tell me about it. My mate told Steve Coogan she didn't want a photo taken with him the other week and thought his name actually was Alan Partridge!

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Stephen Goodlad

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 4:39pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,260 posts

At a cricket club prize presentation night Dicky Bird the famous umpire was booked to give the awards out.
I was in early and spotted him at the bar so I sidled up to him and ordered some drinks.
I said 'alright Dicky'
'No lad, me bleeding feet are killing me, what with them and me dodgy back and hip I'm in poor fettle. Do ya know lad there was a time when I could stand for 10 hours with no bother, these days I'm in agony after half an hour. I'm gunna have to sit down, bring me drink over will ya lad.

A fairly comprehensive report to the question 'alright Dicky'

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Buddy Sorrel

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 9:44pm
  • East Anglia, England
  • 55 posts

I met Roy Hudd several times and once we were chatting on Charing Cross Road when a man came along to congratulate Roy on his performance in a nearby theatre. I remember thinking how gracious he was to give his undivided attention to this admirer. He left and Roy and I continued out chat when another person interrupted. Roy again broke off to talk to the newcomer who said 'Can you tell me how to get to the Whitehall Theatre?' Roy happilly gave him directions.
They're not like us, the big stars.

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Sinon

  • Monday 8th April 2013, 9:47pm
  • England
  • 458 posts
Quote: Buddy Sorrel @ April 8 2013, 9:44 PM BST

I met Roy Hudd several times and once we were chatting on Charing Cross Road when a man came along to congratulate Roy on his performance in a nearby theatre. I remember thinking how gracious he was to give his undivided attention to this admirer. He left and Roy and I continued out chat when another person interrupted. Roy again broke off to talk to the newcomer who said 'Can you tell me how to get to the Whitehall Theatre?' Roy happilly gave him directions.
They're not like us, the big stars.

Did he keep 'breaking off' because you were getting on his wick?