British Comedy Guide

Who are the most genuinely talented comedians? Page 2



  • Tuesday 8th August 2017, 5:56pm
  • 127 Inkerman Terrace, Newcastle, England
  • 464 posts
Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 8th August 2017, 8:49 AM

And how could I forget Eddie Large? His political insights and impersonations were always spot-on. Check out 3.37 - 3.58 - close your eyes and it's like she's in the room with you. How does he do it? What's his secret? I guess we'll never know.

Bloody legend! Cliff, Deputy Dawg, Jagger,Crawford. A knighthood is way overdue........


Hercules Grytpype Thynne

  • Tuesday 8th August 2017, 11:05pm
  • England
  • 13286 posts
Quote: paulted @ 8th August 2017, 5:56 PM

Bloody legend! Cliff, Deputy Dawg, Jagger,Crawford. A knighthood is way overdue........

Used to think was funny and clever was his "star's cars starting up". He was on ITV breakfast this morning talking about his heart transplant - bloody hell.

They did one of my sketches back in the 90s (?) - not a lot of people know that. £80 for one minute and 9 months later I got a surprise £30 repeat fee, which I wasn't expecting. :)



  • Wednesday 9th August 2017, 6:06pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 28211 posts
Quote: paulted @ 4th August 2017, 9:42 PM

Dave Allen. Years ahead of his time. Cool, funny, and perfect comic timing.

Off topic! He was a sit-down comedian!

Quote: Michael Monkhouse @ 7th August 2017, 6:45 AM

Russell Brand is all bluster and no laughs.
As I see it, Eddie Izzard is improvised in the sense that he has an overall map but can take off at tangents depending on the night. He's probably the only one you can see twice on the same tour and still etc. I saw him at Cambridge years ago and at one point he said he was bored of the same material 'so could someone give me a new subject?' He took it for about 10 minutes and was very funny.

I also saw him do a show on TV (!!!) in fluent French which is quite an achievement.

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