Jim Davidson was in a comedy -I use the word loosely- play once, about a washed up old style comedian struggling to find work in the modern day comedy circuit.
I kid you not.http://www.chortle.co.uk/news/2011/03/1 ... _cancelled
Featuring a small cast of no one of any worth (no proper comedian today would even dream of touching this, just Matt Blaize selling his fucking soul), it was due to be performed in my local theatre.
As was well publicized, it was canceled very early on due to very poor ticket sales.
When interviewed of course, Jim sees it differently:
‘Despite a great audience response, the current economic climate has unfortunately made it impossible to make the “numbers” work out. Therefore, the final performance of this incarnation of the show will be at Glasgow’s famous Pavilion Theatre on Saturday March 26.
Oh I see, the current economic climate - the new gift to the failing entertainer.
Here is a review of the show, which does a far better job of explaining why nobody wanted to see it.http://www.chortle.co.uk/shows/theatre/ ... ted/review
One interesting bit describes not just Jim himself very well, but most comedy haters today:
...Eddie/Jim bemoans modern comedy for being politically correct and banging on about ‘issues’ such as global warming. You could probably count on the fingers of one hand the number of comedians in these apolitical times talking about this … and none of them is on telly. But in this world Davidson has created, Ben Elton is still respected.
And a nice bit of joke theft.
when he performs stand-up as Eddie, he’s giving the audience what they want. They lapped up his dirty pub gags and second-hand quips (an Emo Philips joke gets one of the best responses)
Also, if his type of fan loves "dirty pub gags" so much, you think they'd love comedy today wouldn't you? After all it's all dirty pub gags isn't it?