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Just Daft: The Chic Murray Story Hardcover – 18 Sep 2008
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'Full of Chic's gloriously absurd humour' --Daily Mail
'It captures his essence' --The Scotsman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Robbie Grigor is an expert on Scottish comedy and culture. Annabelle Meredith is Chic Murray's daughter
Top Customer Reviews
Chic Murray was known as the Tall Droll, and was a `comedian`s comedian`. Stories abound here of fellow comics and actors in hysterics in his company, but the joy of this generously illustrated tome is the number of Chic`s verbally tortuous, gloriously inconsequential routines that are reproduced. They tend to begin, innocuously enough, with a phrase such as "I was walking down the street the other day..." What happens next is what should have you falling about.
I sat in a well-known coffeehouse with my copy, trying hard not to splutter into my mocha. He was a very very funny man. A sort of Scottish cross between Eric Morecambe (height, mock-surprise), Tommy Cooper (mundane banter to uproarious effect) and WC Fields (a certain defiant misogyny, if only onstage) - though comparisons hardly begin to do him justice.
I admit it helps a lot if you`ve seen, or only heard, the great man before reading this. If you have, then herein are guffaws galore.
From then on I had to listen to excerpts of it being read out, in between bouts of laughter and my dear hubby trying to recite the antics of the genius Chic Murray ....
A resounding success as a gift and worth every penny ... The book has since been read by 4 other relatives , all with the same results :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Firstly the product supplied was very timely and at an excellent price (Chic would have been proud). Read morePublished on 29 Sept. 2010 by Ian F
"A Celebration of Chic Murray" would have been a more accurate sub-title. There are many gaps in the story. Read morePublished on 23 Nov. 2009 by Francis A