The term alternative humour had not been heard of when Chic Murray first bestrode the stage. He was unique, a one-off, a comedic pioneer ranked in the highest echelons of his art in the last century. Chic s comic genius was all too rarely captured on film. This DVD includes rare footage of Chic s classic routines recorded whilst he was at the peak of his career as well as e specially recorded feature with Maidie Murray, Chic s wife and stage partner of many years. Just Daft: The Comic Genius of Chic Murray gathers together the off-beat comic genius s finest sketches and clips onto one hilarious DVD compendium.
About the Actor
Chic Murray turned the Celtic tradition of story-telling into an art form. His oblique, often perverse look at life was underpinned by an original sense of timing which likely originated from his accomplished but little known musicianship. A talented actor as well as a groundbreaking comedian, he appeared in various roles on British television and film notably Casino Royale, Gregory s Girl and memorably portrayed Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly in You ll Never Walk Alone, receiving rave reviews. In 2005, Chic was named in The Comedian's Comedian, a poll where comedians chose their own favourite or most influential comedian.