The Comedians Classic TV Show
Some of the seventies and eighties most popular funnymen offer a non-stop session of comedy gags from the working men's circuit. Take My Wife...Please.
The Comedians Fan Tributes56 Dave Darbyshire from Wigan: As Paul @ 45 post as said there was no one and to this date April 2013 have I seen anyone who could come close to Terry "Slipperman" King for sheer comedy seen our old friend Mike Curtis many, many times but Terry was different he's been missed by many people rest in peace Terry and Mike.
Dave and Susan D. XX
55 David Lewis from Perth Western Australia: The funniest moment for me was when Charlie Williams came on the Comedians. What an accent!! He was the funniest guy I have ever heard. He wasn't too bad a football player either. I watched him playing for Doncaster Rovers against Liverpool.
Good on you Charlie.
54 Susan Spear from Bath: Feel so sad to hear of Mike Curtis's passing-my late partner, Adrian and I have been seeing his show for the past 30 years, have photographs of them together - Thank you Mike for having us in fits of laughter - start the car & RIP Sue X
53 BUBBLE from AUSTRALIA: In answer to Marj from Liverpool - the comic with L and R on his wellies was and still is JIMMY CRICKET
52 David Mullen from Liverpool: Eddie Flanaghan was my favourite..he just had to stand there or say 'errrr' to have you in fits of laughter! I used to love his jokes about 'Keeerby' aka Kirkby. Sadly missed.
51 maur from durham: seen billy fontaine in benidorn never laughed so much, loved roy j in his better years he was brilliant. gary george and mike curtis very funny
50 marj from liverpool: hi can anybody tell me who used to wear the wellies with L and R please,
49 Rhonda from Belfast from Leeds: I believe that a member of my extended family was sometimes on the Comedians. All I know was his name was Tony and his mother hailed from Belfast. Any ideas?
48 p garvey from London: 2011... Official 40th ANNIVERSARY OF THE COMEDIANS, AUGUST 5th, 12th,19th,26th Grand Theatre, BLACKPOOL 2011. STAN BOARDMAN, FRANK CARSON, DOUGIE BROWN, MICK MILLER, and JIM BOWEN. Plus archive footage of Bernard Manning, Charlie Williams, George Roper etc etc on the Big Screen. The Show will be hosted by Johnny Hamp. Tickets at Box Office.
47 john barry nelson from gateshead: Ken Goodwin, where is he now ? ..When I have friends over, we are very much entertained by him and are in stitches with his comedy ... even though I have seen& heard his jokes many times before ... I cannot find him on youtube anymore, any reason why? he is such a good act .....Thanks Barry
46 bill from dundee: Roy Jay used to say "spook" and said in one of his sketches.The curtains were drawn but the furniture was real.
45 paul davenport from wales: to 35 nicky sheridan terry king before he died in benidorm a few years ago appeared at the wheel tappers and shunters club in benidorm known as the slipper man. the greatest for me
44 Stewart from Middlesbrough: I have been looking for details of Mike Newman who was on the Comedians TV show,but his name is not listed.Can anyone find anything about him?
43 pamela simmons from scunthorpe: i have a treasured photo of the late great mike reid , taken in wellington pier great yarmouth , and allso the lovely ken goodwin, taken same time , in the early 70s
42 Julie Dorne from Hartlepool: As an entertainer I knew most of the comedians. I was married to Billy Fontayne who has now retired to Hartlepool aged 70. Billy worked for many years in Benidorm alongside Terry King and the Slitherman Roy Jay who have both sadly died. Roy Walker is now doing the odd show on cruises and Frank Carson is still working - great guy and very funny man. Comedians currently working in Benidorm are Albi Senior, Jason Kane, Davy Royal Mike Curtis and a very funny young man called Gary Gworge -watch out for them in Bernidorm.
41 Niall from Stevenage: Eddie Flanagan was one of the funniest man i've ever heard/seen!
40 Frank from Blackpool: I am going mad to try and remember the Jewish comedian that nobody liked on the show! Help! I know he ended up selling antiques at Bury Market.
39 Janet Rice from Warrington (originally): Frank Carson cracked me and my whole family up when I was a kid, but don't forget, freddy parrot face davies, or ken goodwin, and too many othes to mention. My favourite vision of Frank Carson though was on TISWAS, and the Piranha sketch with Chris Tarrant. The pair of them were crying laughing. Bring back "The Comedians"! we all need cheering up. Nostalgia isn't just for old people!!!
38 Big Mike from Lymm: Re Sharon above
Eddie was THE funniest of the lot - impeccable timing and he just waited and waited then when everyone was falling about he delivered the punchline
37 Pam Knowles from South Africa: These were the days when comedy was comedy, just about roll on the floor laughing. Still quote some of there jokes, not as funny though cause its the way you tell them.
36 Chris Chambers from Devon: Luckily I had the pleasure of working with many of the 'Comedians',they were truly genuine funny guys,real characters,sadly not many of them left and they are very rarely on tv these days,not in favour with the current crop of Tv Producers,the youngsters are starved of real talent these days!!
35 Nicky Sheridan from London: Am trying to locate Terry King who appeared on the Comedians a few times. Does anyone remember him?
34 Les from Wakefield: Colin Crompton about Morecambe "excitement is watching the traffic lights change"
33 Leslie Potter from Wakefield: Colin Crompton on Morecambe. For excitement the locals watch the traffic lights change
32 David Sharpe from Melbourne, Australia: It has to be to Frank Carson, the best and absolutely funniest man on the Comedians in it's history. I just wish I could get his Lp's/CD's or DVD's. Wonderful stuff
31 SHARON ROWLANDS from LIVERPOOL: Would love to hear from people interested/who knew my great uncle Eddie Flanagan. He was my grandads brother. We were so proud of him, RSVP. xx
30 DANIEL JOHN RYLANCE from ST HELENS: Does anyone have any news on Nicky Martin who was on New Faces?
29 danny rylance from st helens: eddie flanagan was brilliant, i booked him many times at st helens rugby club, does anybody have ant news on nicky martin from the comedians.
28 Lynne Waddington from Wigan UK: Slither - we used to do a take off of him at work in the good old days when work was fun! His name is Roy Jay and is American
27 keith worthing from fishguard: I had the pleasure of seeing Eddie Flanagan in Winsord Cheshire when he did a 4 hour stint on stage because the other turn failed to appear. He spent the whole time off stage at our table and we became firm friends, he even dated my "aunt" for 6 months. I lost contact, what happened to him, is there any videos available of just him?
26 colin brookes from england: charlie williams the barnsley wonder he spoke better yorkshire than wot i do!
25 Goodie from Stourbridge: Just let you know some of The Comedians have this summer been appearing on The North Pier Blackpool. The show was produced and compered by Tony Jo, who appearerd on numerous series of the tv show in the 80's. Headling was the legendary Mick Miller a dear friend of mine and the ultimate comedians comedian. In total 6 comics appeared on the show each night. Chatting to Tony he's putting together another 'The Comedians Live Show' in Blackpool for 2010. Please support the show and keep laughing in these continued difficult times.
24 Sean Davis from West Kirby: My favourite was Eddie Flanagan, a brilliant comedic talent. He could come on stage and simply look at the audience and they would start laughing. A naturally funny,funny man. Sadly missed
23 Chris Williams from Portsmouth: Sad to hear the passing of Lennie Bennett.. Any Chance of ITV doing a tribute show to him i the next couple days.. come on Mike Grade!
22 robert rendall from usa: comedian who catch phrase was i hate the geerman's they bombed our house
21 sharon rowlands from liverpool: Eddie Flanagan is my great uncle (real name Stan Rowlands) who has sadly passed away. More video footage needed of him please.
20 ALLAN Usherwood from Perth Australia: I served in RAF eEndhoven in Holland from 1955-58 George Roper [Furnival] was one of our cooks on the camp, it was delightful to come back to camp after late driving duty, and be welcomed by george cooking our eggs he was a comedian then too, god bless him.
19 Chris Phillips from Abercynon South Wales: I'm pround to say my father was one and still is one of those comedians and i was fortunate to have met most of them. comedy at its best
18 moz from Leigh: anyone any info on Eddie FLannigan who was on the show?
17 JAN from CORBY: AIDAN J HARVEY - 'my horse, my horse, my kingdom for a horse (or should that be hoarse!) - he used to appear on stage as the 'hunchback of Notre Dame'. Any info. about him please. We all thought he was a very funny person!
16 Maggie Priest from BrierleyHill, West Midlands: I watched all the Comedian shows, when first televised.I would loveto see the Mick Miller clip again of Noddy &Big Ears joke, if someone could put it on You Tube for me to download. Many thanks.
15 MIKE DOWLING from Cambridge: They were proper comedians. You wouldnt get any better
14 barry jay from leigh: mr manning will be sadly missed .....what a impacked he had on the comedians
13 jack from nelson lancs: I saw billy fontayne in benidorm a few years ago.I remember seeing him at the opera house blackpool
12 Deborah Furnival from Australia: Hi, glad to hear you all liked The Comedians so much. My husbands uncle was George Roper and I would like to get either book, cd or something for his as a memento,
Can any one help.
11 tim osborne from london: I am trying to track down a photo of 'Roy Jay' in the convicts uniform to settle an argument.. can anyone help.. theres nothing on google! thanks.
10 Ross owen from Scotland: Ken Goodwins catchphrase was 'settle down now!'
9 Richard J Sharpe from Sheffield: Love watching The Comedians it is still funny now as it was 30 years ago. Its a cracker.
8 joe from ireland: most of the comedians can be found in benidorm in 2004
sadly anyone hoping to see either johnny hackett or george roper will be sad to hear that both guys have gone to the big show upstairs.
sadly gone but not forgotten
7 alan watson from gateshead: Anyone know Ken Goodwins catch phrase please?
6 sid from dorset: Loved The Comedians and if anyone is interested, 4 of the guys are performing at the Lakeside in Surrey on May 1st; Mick Miller, Frank Carson and Ken Goodwin.. goodnight, nay superb night coming up. See you there!
5 JK Willow from Calverton: The slither guy was Roy Jay
4 rupert knutt from bearwood: Re question from Peter Wild of Stockport. 'Slither' was the catchphrase of Roy Jay. I also wondered where he went as he was quite popular in Seaside Special type shows in the 80s. I saw him perform in a dodgy bar in Benidorm a few years ago - a shadow of his former self.
3 Peter Wild from Stockport: I'm looking for the name of that guy - the comedian who used to say "Slither" - he was definitely on The Comedians but I do not know his name . . . Can anybody help?!?
2 Paul Stevens from Didsbury: The Comedians Show . . .
what can i say, is there any comedy show around today that can touch these guys, I don't think so . . .
Still Sheer Genius,
Please Keep the Comedy flowing . . .
1 Neil Whittaker from Manchester: The Comedians are superb, all very funny in particular Frank Carson, Still a CRACKER ! ! !
1926-11-06: Frank Carson was born in Belfast.
1928-12-23: Charlie Williams was born in Barnsley.
1930-08-13: Bernard Manning was born in Manchester
1933-06-22: Colin Crompton was born in Manchester.
1934-05-15: George Roper was born in Liverpool.
1937-08-20: Jim Bowen was born in Heswell, Cheshire.
1938-09-26: Lennie Bennett was born in Blackpool.
1940-01-19: Mike Reid was born in Hackney, London.
1940-07-31: Roy Walker was born in Belfast.
1940-08-07: Duggie Brown, was born in Rotherham.
1947-09-16: Russ Abbott was born in Chester, Cheshire.
1948-12-07: Stan Boardman was born in Liverpool.
1950-05-03: Charlie Williams made his Doncaster Rovers debut.
2003-07-01: George Roper passed away.
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