- Fri Dec 09, 2016 9:26 am
Yes, true that, I have a foot in both camps really on the old time v alternative comedy debate, I was a big fan of Morecambe & Wise, and of Les Dawson and Ronnie Barker, but some others of that era were dreadful, every time Monkhouse or Tarbuck came on I had to change channels. Benny Hill was a strange one, he COULD be funny and inventive sometimes, when he made an effort and I think he could have become a comedy character actor, like Barker, but most of the time it seemed he couldn't be arsed and relied on samey smutty routines
Of the newer stuff, I liked Rowan Atkinson, Alexei Sayle and Rik Mayall, but not Ben Elton, although I was a fan of Blackadder, which he wrote.
Were going to hell in a handcart, you couldn't make it up!
It’s an outrage, ban this sick filth!