Which comedy stars have you met? Page 6

Avatar

Lee Henman

  • Wednesday 28th August 2013, 4:45pm
  • England
  • 5,183 posts
Quote: Marwood8 @ April 19 2013, 8:02 PM BST

I worked for the BBC, so I met quite a few comedy stars... one of the nicest comedians I met was Rob Brydon, a really funny guy, easy to talk to and no chip on his shoulder. The worst comedian I met was....

...let me guess... Whistling nnocently

Avatar

codename 47

  • Thursday 29th August 2013, 3:03am
  • Birmingham, England
  • 32 posts

I once enjoyed a log flume ride at Flambards theme park in Cornwall with Rory McGrath!

#accidentalpartidge

Avatar

Jaicee

  • Thursday 29th August 2013, 9:48am [Edited]
  • Glasgow, Scotland
  • 212 posts

I don't know if this counts but I know a woman who served Billy Connolly in a chip shop in Glasgow. She only realised it was him when he'd left.They don't look at customers in chip shops. Robbie Coltrane told a guy I know who was busking to "F**k off!" (and they say witty repartee's dead) because he had the temerity to say "Hey, big man! You're a ringer for him off the telly!" My brother bumped into afore-mentioned big gob-shite at the bar in a pub in Glasgow and he got very stroppy "No excuse me. No pardon me. No manners." Such natural wit. But hey! As David Bowie's always saying to me - "Don't be a name-dropper."

Avatar

Phoenix Lazarus

  • Friday 30th August 2013, 6:32pm
  • England
  • 85 posts
Quote: Tuumble @ April 5 2013, 5:07 PM BST


I was once in a branch of DFS and I witnessed John and Norma Major both testing the bounciness of a sofa.


Sure it wasn't John and Edwina Currie?

AvatarBCG Supporter

Tursiops

  • Friday 30th August 2013, 6:56pm [Edited]
  • Welwyn Garden City, England
  • 9,788 posts

I once pissed in next urinal to James Bachman (the one in Mitchell & Webb who isn't either Mitchell or Webb).

Avatar

Phoenix Lazarus

  • Friday 30th August 2013, 7:07pm
  • England
  • 85 posts
Quote: Longing For The Old Classics @ August 26 2013, 7:05 PM BST

My aunt actually had to stop my uncle flattening


What happened when your uncle used to flatten? Did he lie on his front or back, with his arms and legs spread-eagled? Did his body collapse into itself, in a series of concertina-like sections, until you could only see his feet, with a short ring above it, holding the rest of his body, in segments? Or did he suddenly turn into a liquid or semi-liquid, or Plasticine-like substance, and then spread his body area into a flat round pancake-type shape?

Avatar

Jack F

  • Friday 30th August 2013, 9:26pm
  • England
  • 77 posts
Quote: Phoenix Lazarus @ August 30 2013, 7:07 PM BST

What happened when your uncle used to flatten? Did he lie on his front or back, with his arms and legs spread-eagled? Did his body collapse into itself, in a series of concertina-like sections, until you could only see his feet, with a short ring above it, holding the rest of his body, in segments? Or did he suddenly turn into a liquid or semi-liquid, or Plasticine-like substance, and then spread his body area into a flat round pancake-type shape?


This has had me chuckling for a while! :)

Oh, and I sat a row behind Tim Healy on a flight from Manchester to Heathrow. Does he count as a comedy star?

Avatar

Dice

  • Saturday 31st August 2013, 3:09am
  • United States
  • 162 posts

To name just a few, George Carlin, Redd Foxx, Don Rickles, Jim Jeffries, Lisa Lampanelli, Gilbert Gottfried, Leslie Neilsen, Mickey Rooney, Tony Curtis, John Astin, Andrew Dice Clay, Gallager.

Avatar

AndyGilder

  • Saturday 31st August 2013, 1:52pm
  • Leeds, England
  • 579 posts

Dave Gorman follows me on Twitter.

Does that count?

Avatar

GallonOfAlan

  • Tuesday 3rd September 2013, 4:05pm
  • Ireland
  • 114 posts

Met Johnny Vegas (I say met, I mean did the can-can on stage with) in Dublin circa, oooh, 1999? The support act downstairs in the bar was a young Mr S. Pegg.

Avatar

Stephen Goodlad

  • Tuesday 3rd September 2013, 4:40pm
  • Mirfield, England
  • 3,332 posts
Quote: AndyGilder @ August 31 2013, 1:52 PM BST

Dave Gorman follows me on Twitter.

Does that count?


Nice bloke Dave Gorman - he's replied to a few of my tweets to him.

Avatar

Freddie

  • Wednesday 4th September 2013, 10:38pm
  • Lincoln, England
  • 49 posts

I have met many comedians before and after their shows.

Many were at the Fringe Festival including...

Les Dennis, Sandi Toksvig, Nicholas Parsons, Richard Herring, Brendon Burns, Josh Widdecombe, Seann Walsh, Gyles Brandreth, Sean Hughes, Marcus Brigstocke, Rich Hall, Simon Evans, Jeremy Hardy, Justin Edwards, Matt Forde, Susan Calman, Mark Steel, Kevin Day, David Baddiel, Rory Mcgrath, Terry Alderton, Sean Lock, Jason Byrne, Ed Byrne, Tim Vine...

But the highlights were meeting and chatting/drinking with Greg Proops and Paul Merton, both amazing, terrific, people!!!

Once had a tweet from Neil Deleamre of "The Blame Game"

Met Phill Jupitus 5 times, in one year!

(By the way, this is all true)

Avatar

GallonOfAlan

  • Thursday 5th September 2013, 8:37am
  • Ireland
  • 114 posts

Robbie Coltrane is a notoriously unfriendly c**t.

Avatar

A Horseradish

  • Friday 6th September 2013, 3:43pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 6,313 posts

This might be the first time this person has been mentioned on the forum.

I spoke with Billy "King of the Cops" Howard at an air show.

But, I wonder, has Agnes G got any of his records?

Avatar

Marc P

  • Friday 6th September 2013, 10:00pm
  • England
  • 17,698 posts
Quote: GallonOfAlan @ September 5 2013, 8:37 AM BST

Robbie Coltrane is a notoriously unfriendly c**t.


Nice language.