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Frank Carson R.I.P.

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Initial post: 22 Feb 2012 22:13:47 GMT
nephran says:
Sorry to hear that thems well celebrated Jockey Frank Carson is Eyes all gones...

Posted on 22 Feb 2012 22:19:27 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Feb 2012 22:20:13 GMT
Simply one of the funniest stand-ups I ever saw. Even if he cracked a gag that fell flat on its ar$e and garnered little or no audience response, he had the knack of immediately rescuing his act with some of that priceless self-depracation, delivered as only he could.
R.I.P indeed.

In reply to an earlier post on 22 Feb 2012 22:48:17 GMT
It was the way he told them.

Posted on 23 Feb 2012 00:40:22 GMT
What's the difference between the wife and a Terrorist?. You can negotiate with a Terrorist.

Legend. R.I.P.

Posted on 23 Feb 2012 12:56:29 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
like Dave Allen, one of the few irish comedians who could make fun of both sides of the divided community here during the most troubled times. enjoyed hearing some of his jokes on the radio this morning

In reply to an earlier post on 23 Feb 2012 13:32:12 GMT
NemOmeN says:
Too Right Huck! And with the amount of hateful, bitter bastards on both sides over here, that is no small feat.

Posted on 23 Feb 2012 20:00:17 GMT
#FrankCarson: Went to one of those outdoor cafes and it started raining, took me three hours to finish my soup!

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2012 11:54:39 GMT
Martin says:
Frank was a great lumberjack, apparently - it was the way he fell 'em.

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 11:58:24 GMT
Martin, that is rotten, even by your standards :)

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 12:04:01 GMT
Wobblybob says:
Frank never failed to make me laugh and its sad that Ken Goodwin who was with Frank on the Comedians show has passed away in the same week.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2012 12:24:38 GMT
Martin says:
Indeed - Ken's half-lettuce joke was one of the greats!

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 13:09:21 GMT
"Private Carson, I didn't see you in camouflage class today!"
"Thank you very much sir"

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 13:24:48 GMT

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 13:32:49 GMT
Yep, another comedy genius away :-(

No need for vitriol, swearing for the sake of it, mocking and other commonly used "shock" tactics that passes for humour these days.

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 13:51:33 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Feb 2012 14:24:25 GMT
Johnny Bee says:
From the telly, yesterday.

Frank Carson was getting a golf lesson from one of the great professionals (can't remember which one). Anyway:

Golf Pro. - Frank, if you do x, y and z, it'll improve your game immeasurably
Carson - that's fantastic, but how will I know if it's worked?

Just a funny man - RIP

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 14:12:26 GMT
Martin S says:
I had the pleasure of meeting Frank a few times in my life and found him to be one of the nicest and most down to earth people I have ever met. Also somebody who could not stop telling jokes, what you saw on TV,stage or DVD was what you had in real life. The world is a less fun place without him.

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2012 14:54:46 GMT
Martin says:
Was it Bodie or Doyle?

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2012 15:12:34 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
sorry to hear about Ken - one of the best
a couple of us were trying to remember some ofFrank's best jokes and i recalled hearing a half cabbage joke by him - wonder did he borrow it from Ken?

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 16:44:14 GMT
I had the pleasure of seeing Frank live, and I have never laughed so much. The problem was that by the time you stopped laughing, he had already told 2 or 3 more jokes. I doubt if anyone ever heard a complete show.

A very, very funny man who did not need to use profanities to appear funny. It's good to read Martin's comments that he was a good guy off stage as well : )

In reply to an earlier post on 24 Feb 2012 17:18:16 GMT
Huck Flynn says:
yes, lots of charitable donations etc apparently but no big fuss.
and retained his dignity - apparently he was in negotaiations to appear in an Im A Celebrity get Me Outta Here but the TV company couildn't afford the insurance because of his health !
from wiki - interesting background:
"Carson was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where he attended St Patrick's Primary School and worked as an electrician, and later plasterer, in the building trade. Carson's family were of Italian descent, with his grandmother hailing from Sicily. He grew up in the "Little Italy" area of Belfast, an area which no longer exists, and was once a choirboy at St. Patrick's Roman Catholic church on Donegall Street. Carson spent three years with the Parachute Regiment in the Middle East in the 1950s"

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 17:34:23 GMT
Yes I remember hearing about the I'm A Celebrity thing at the time Huck. If I remember correctly, he was due to be in the same series as John Lydon. The exchanges between those two would have been fun to watch.

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 19:46:43 GMT
TheFoe says:
From Thursday's Mirror

1) A man goes into Boots and says: "Have you got Viagra?" "Do you have a prescription?" asks the chemist. " No." he replies. "But I've got a photo of the wife."

2) I rang BT and said, "I wish to report a nusiance caller." He replied, "Not you again!"

3) A fellow walks into a pet shop and says, "Give me a wasp." The shopkeeper replies, "We don't sell wasps." The fellow says, "Sure you do, there's one in the window."

4) I HATE name-droppers. I said that to the Duke of Edinburgh this morning.

R.I.P. Frank.

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 20:47:02 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Feb 2012 20:48:29 GMT
WhizzKid says:
Our local radio station has got a clip from 2005 up as a tribute "" well worth a listen.
In window - "Frank starts off talking about playing golf in the Middle East...."

I loved Frank's style bang,bang,bang (if the first one did'nt get ya, the next one will!)

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 21:09:36 GMT
telly addict says:
One of the best of the older style of Comedian, loved Ken Goodwin too, childhood memories of watching Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club with my dad.

It's A Cracker, a phrase often said in my (very Irish) ma-in-laws house

R.I.P. Frank and Ken

Posted on 24 Feb 2012 23:49:56 GMT
Last edited by the author on 24 Feb 2012 23:59:57 GMT
Martin says:
And wasn't it Frank who pointed out how much the Grateful Dead's music sucked once the dope wore off?

Or am I getting that mixed up?
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