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Started by HerrWalrus on Nov 15, 2020 10:53:39 AM
Farewell Des


ReverendBlueJeans - 17 Nov 2020 09:53:27 (#1 of 45)

Des is dying at the Glasgow Empire - pretends to faint as a quick way of escaping

Orchestra Conductor; Is this in the act, son?

It's a great story, whether Des or Eric was telling it, but the lack of independent corroboration makes me suspicious of it.

solomongursky - 17 Nov 2020 09:56:15 (#2 of 45)

His wives were seriously fit, there's tons of them. He was angry with Stan Boardman for that joke, I think I read.

thisonehasalittlehat - 17 Nov 2020 10:31:45 (#3 of 45)

Not the first time he's died.

MorrisMitchener - 17 Nov 2020 11:18:56 (#4 of 45)

He had a pretty nice voice, good singer despite all the jokes. Decent light entertainer.

DonkeyOT - 17 Nov 2020 11:22:47 (#5 of 45)

All round nice bloke, from what I saw of him. Can't see any point in being sneery towards a chap who doesn't seem to have harmed anybody. Certainly not immediately after his death.

tasselhoff - 17 Nov 2020 11:26:12 (#6 of 45)

How could he harm anyone immediately after his death?

tasselhoff - 17 Nov 2020 11:26:39 (#7 of 45)

Unless, say, he jumped out of a tall building. Which I don't think he did.

StakludKar - 17 Nov 2020 11:28:27 (#8 of 45)

He did die after a fall

solomongursky - 17 Nov 2020 11:28:29 (#9 of 45)

He was really funny lunctime with Mel Sykes 2002-2006 I think. Relaxed, hilarious, they'd crack each other up.

HerrWalrus - 17 Nov 2020 11:40:24 (#10 of 45)

He reminds me of Bob Monkhouse. Both very professional and hard-working, and you can see why they were both chosen to appear regularly on television chat and game shows. I doubt I would ever have paid to watch either of them, even if they had performed down the street. But they both worked hard over a long career.

crackfox - 17 Nov 2020 11:47:10 (#11 of 45)

On his chat shows back in the last century he had an interesting array of US comedians nobody had ever heard of - I may be mistaken but I think Jim Carrey made an appearance in his early days.

ReverendBlueJeans - 17 Nov 2020 12:02:19 (#12 of 45)

He often took the mickey out of himself. Part of his persona. He may not have been everyone's cup of tea but he was a total professional who'd gone through a long and tough apprenticeship.

tasselhoff - 17 Nov 2020 12:04:07 (#13 of 45)

He just seemed background noise when I was a kid. Nothing against him, but I wouldn't go out my way to watch his stuff.

DonkeyOT - 17 Nov 2020 13:04:50 (#14 of 45)

Bob Monkhouse inherited all the proceeds from the "Monk & Glass" custard powder business.

Chazzer - 17 Nov 2020 13:10:37 (#15 of 45)

He was really funny lunctime with Mel Sykes 2002-2006 I think. Relaxed, hilarious, they'd crack each other up.

Was that the show where he had some bloke on talking about shooting down Fokkers in WW1? Old Des could hardly keep a straight face all through it. Was really funny as I recall.

goes to see if it is on YouTube

Chazzer - 17 Nov 2020 13:11:26 (#16 of 45)

tasselhoff - 17 Nov 2020 14:09:00 (#17 of 45)

Am I the only one who finds Stan Boardman unwatchable?

DonkeyOT - 17 Nov 2020 14:20:00 (#18 of 45)

Fuck me, no - far from it!

"I 'ate der Chermans - dey bombed our chippy!"

Sides ache with laughter.

JohnIlly - 17 Nov 2020 14:23:47 (#19 of 45)

Sad that his main contribution to the entertainment industry was as the butt of Morecambe and Wise jokes.

DonkeyOT - 17 Nov 2020 14:27:02 (#20 of 45)

That other bugger who supposedly ate a hamster - what a comedy genius he was!

Wasn't he?

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