Humour is the mistress of sorrow
"You're only as good as your last joke" or so the old adage goes, but what if you're retired, dead or worse still, not liked anymore? The back catalogue of your wise-cracks, routines and put-downs seemed to be pushed aside for the next best thing. The purpose of these pages is to flag the unique performers who slipped between the cracks. The acts that gave birth to the comedy circuit and made it into the multi-million pound entertainment business of its time. The performers that paved the way on radio, TV and film for others to follow in their footsteps.
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