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    Bernard Manning - Your opinions...

    Manning often courted controversy because he was one of the few English comedians whose act often contained views which were commonly aired in the United Kingdom during the 1970s, though are now seen by some as socially unacceptable. Critics regarded much of Manning's humour as racist, although Manning himself denied this.

    In my view, he was a very funny man, and although many felt he was racist, I disagree. Yes, he did make fun of black people, but he also made fun of white people, old people, young people, gay people, straight people, males, females and he even made fun of himself. He also did a great deal for charity.

    I would much rather deal with subjects such as racial tension with humour, rather than constant serious political debate. It is a shame that the PC brigade are so prominent nowadays and that nobody is allowed to offend anybody else anymore. After all, like Manning said, "I tell jokes. You never take a joke seriously" .

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    very funny chap and a Blue too so top chap in my book :thumbsup:

    Bernard Manning was okay from what I can remember of him.
    Chubby brown has a similar sort of humour, I think he is really funny!

    hmmm a bit pants IMHO. Give me Peter Kay any day...

    1) racist
    2) manc

    Good riddance

    Just because he made jokes about white people that doesn't make him a racist? Go see any stand up comedian these days from famous people like peter kay to the unknown talent in your area and you'll see they don't need to be racist to be funny

    From what i've seen, He was funny but wouldn't have been allowed to make half of the jokes he did back then.

    I'd imagine back in those days, If i was around then I'd have found him extremely funny, But with the PC brigade looming over everyones heads now they wouldn't be allowed to find him funny.

    Hopefully the above made some sense!

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    mightyreds

    1) racist2) mancGood riddanceJust because he made jokes about white … 1) racist2) mancGood riddanceJust because he made jokes about white people that doesn't make him a racist? Go see any stand up comedian these days from famous people like peter kay to the unknown talent in your area and you'll see they don't need to be racist to be funny



    Every joke makes fun of someone or a certain group of people.

    Why is it ok to make fun of someone because of their sex, their age, the way they look or the region they come from (like peter kay) but not the colour of their skin? I will tell you why....because it isnt PC!

    Not everybodys taste, but personally I thought he was a brilliant comedian, saw him live years ago.... had me in stitches all night!

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    mightyreds

    1) racist2) mancGood riddanceJust because he made jokes about white … 1) racist2) mancGood riddanceJust because he made jokes about white people that doesn't make him a racist? Go see any stand up comedian these days from famous people like peter kay to the unknown talent in your area and you'll see they don't need to be racist to be funny



    And by the way....your 2nd point completely discredits and contradicts your 1st point!! :whistling:

    and? hes still a fat manc good riddance!

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    mightyreds

    and? hes still a fat manc good riddance!



    ah naughty naughty who`s racist now :x

    lol so why are my jokes against mancs not funny but his jokes are? see that's my point!!!

    Superb comment from the mightyreds. Peter Kay a funny man? If you like to hear, over and over again his observations on life in Bolton.

    There was an urban legend doing the rounds around these parts, these parts being MANChester btw.

    Peter Kay goes to the cinema in Bolton, and goes to buy a ticket. He is told, that'll be £6 please. SIX POUNDS he's protests.
    Girl in kiosk says, well it's better than paying £30 to hear you go on about the place i grew up in and you're not even funny.

    Those who have opinions on Bernard should find out more about what he did as a person, not as the persona of him as a comedian from a time long gone. Yes, his banter and content may not be acceptable anymore but there are many other "comics" who are just as offensive now.

    Let the man rest in peace and think of those who loved him.

    You need to lighten up on your anti-Manc vitriol mightyreds, you really do

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    boydent999

    Superb comment from the mightyreds. Peter Kay a funny man? If you like to … Superb comment from the mightyreds. Peter Kay a funny man? If you like to hear, over and over again his observations on life in Bolton.There was an urban legend doing the rounds around these parts, these parts being MANChester btw.Peter Kay goes to the cinema in Bolton, and goes to buy a ticket. He is told, that'll be £6 please. SIX POUNDS he's protests.Girl in kiosk says, well it's better than paying £30 to hear you go on about the place i grew up in and you're not even funny.Those who have opinions on Bernard should find out more about what he did as a person, not as the persona of him as a comedian from a time long gone. Yes, his banter and content may not be acceptable anymore but there are many other "comics" who are just as offensive now.Let the man rest in peace and think of those who loved him.You need to lighten up on your anti-Manc vitriol mightyreds, you really do





    a quality post

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    mightyreds

    lol so why are my jokes against mancs not funny but his jokes are? see … lol so why are my jokes against mancs not funny but his jokes are? see that's my point!!!



    Because his jokes were funny, your comment had no humorous connotations whatsoever!

    You are displaying all the traits that you say you find offensive.

    Maybe you're just a bit thick and cant see the difference?

    oh well he's dead, let's all move on!

    boydent999

    Those who have opinions on Bernard should find out more about what he did … Those who have opinions on Bernard should find out more about what he did as a person, not as the persona of him as a comedian from a time long gone.



    My comments were purely based on what i'd seen on tv/internet, He was funny but as I said to tell those jokes in this modern society wouldn't have bever been allowed!

    He told the jokes at the right time

    mightyreds

    and? hes still a fat manc good riddance!




    he may have been a fat manc but he was a 'rich fat manc'

    :-)

    Iom-RF

    My comments were purely based on what i'd seen on tv/internet, He was … My comments were purely based on what i'd seen on tv/internet, He was funny but as I said to tell those jokes in this modern society wouldn't have bever been allowed!He told the jokes at the right time




    Comedy is all about timing :giggle:

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    :w00t: the old ones are the gold ones

    thread needs to be locked

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    stora

    thread needs to be locked



    why ?

    stora

    thread needs to be locked



    Why?

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    Iom-RF

    Why?



    snap,


    the answer will be interesting I wait with baited breath

    This is not a working mans club. There is a time and a place for jokes like that and I personally don't think its here.

    dog_cop

    snap, the answer will be interesting I wait with baited breath



    I'm waiting for the answer "Because someone laughed at an old racist joke, I'm telling on you"

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    stora

    thread needs to be locked



    Why?

    Why is it ok to make jokes about sex, age, regionality etc but not when someone dares mention the colour of someone's skin?

    Every joke has someone that is made fun of. But thats all it is.....a joke! Some people need to lighten up! Thats what is wrong with this country, everyone is too damn uptight and serious!

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    stora

    thread needs to be locked



    The sad thing is, it probably will get locked because people are too scared of offending anyone.

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    stora

    This is not a working mans club. There is a time and a place for jokes … This is not a working mans club. There is a time and a place for jokes like that and I personally don't think its here.



    head ...sand and stick it in as always eveyone is so scared of offending each other , a sad reflection of todays society :x

    stora

    This is not a working mans club. There is a time and a place for jokes … This is not a working mans club. There is a time and a place for jokes like that and I personally don't think its here.


    PERSONALLY you dont.& then you clicked onto a thread about a man famed (above everything else he's done) for being racist, sexist & just about every other 'ist' you can come up with.....what did you think you would find here....were you hoping for universal condemnation or a Benetton ad with children of all colours & races holding hands sending him off?!?!?!

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    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

    PERSONALLY you dont.& then you clicked onto a thread about a man famed … PERSONALLY you dont.& then you clicked onto a thread about a man famed (above everything else he's done) for being racist, sexist & just about every other 'ist' you can come up with.....what did you think you would find here....were you hoping for universal condemnation or a Benetton ad with children of all colours & races holding hands?!?!?!




    the other thing that never gets mentioned is all the work he did for charity and considering he is getting condemned for being racist etc his charity work was spread across all the social spectrum

    dog_cop

    the other thing that never gets mentioned is all the work he did for … the other thing that never gets mentioned is all the work he did for charity and considering he is getting condemned for being racist etc his charity work was spread across all the social spectrum


    It's the reason I had...

    above everything else he's done

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    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

    It's the reason I had...




    correct, as elloquent as ever Mr 32

    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

    PERSONALLY you dont.& then you clicked onto a thread about a man famed … PERSONALLY you dont.& then you clicked onto a thread about a man famed (above everything else he's done) for being racist, sexist & just about every other 'ist' you can come up with.....what did you think you would find here....were you hoping for universal condemnation or a Benetton ad with children of all colours & races holding hands sending him off?!?!?!




    Surprisingly, opinions on the man himself as the thread title suggested ?

    did you not know you're only allowed opinions that the OP agrees with lol

    only joking by the way before people have a fit about it

    stora

    Surprisingly, opinions on the man himself as the thread title suggested ?


    So if you accept that people might just as easily find him humourous as offensive did you not think that these people might show examples of his 'humour'?!?! You've been around long enough to know that threads can go off in an angles but the posting of some of his jokes was probably to be expected.....

    CHARLIETHIRTYTWO

    So if you accept that people might just as easily find him humourous as … So if you accept that people might just as easily find him humourous as offensive did you not think that these people might show examples of his 'humour'?!?! You've been around long enough to know that threads can go off in an angles but the posting of some of his jokes was probably to be expected.....



    There was no need for examples I would expect users to have more control over what they post.

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    mightyreds

    did you not know you're only allowed opinions that the OP agrees with lol



    stora

    There was no need for examples I would expect users to have more control … There was no need for examples I would expect users to have more control over what they post.


    Because YOU don't find it acceptable/tasteful/funny....

    YOUR wrong again as usual

    I do find him funny. I said that this is not the time or the place.
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