Max Miller: The Cheeky Chappie Paperback – 1 Jan 1998
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A biography containing the views of many celebrities who knew Miller well, giving an insight into the life of this comedian.
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He was a big star in the 30, 40 and 50s. Comedy like pop music has to come from somewhere. I like to hear from current performers as to who were their influences. Even if they do not admit or even know it a lot of stand up comedians were influenced by the music hall greats. They had a complete act and would be able to hold the audience with their jokes, singing and dancing.
These days a lot of so called comedy can easily rely on bum fart willy jokes. Before and well after the second world war such jokes would not have been possible.
There therefore grew up a tradition of innuendo. This is epitomised by the seaside postcards and in the fifties the Carry on Films.
Max Miller was the arch exponent of that sort of comedy. He built himself up on the musical hall circuit and was reputedly very mean. He would boast how much he was being paid. that is very astute as your worth goes up in people's eyes if people think that you are highly paid. during the second world war he was earning a thousand pounds a week. A pretty good sum even these days.
He said carrying a notebook and pencil was essential for writing down the jokes as they were pearls of wisdom
He was a private man and did not socialise with other show biz personalities If you listen to his Cd or see him on tape he does a lot of gestures and glances which heightened the comedy as he is being suggestive by saying very little. He played to the women in the audience who loved him. He did not do very long jokes but made the most of each word by pausing for effect
He would do interjections like All clever stuff and You're the kind of people who give me a bad name.Read more ›
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i would recommend this as definitive reading for any max miller fans. it is a thorough account of his life.Published on 15 Mar. 2014 by Geoff Jackson