As anyone’s mother will tell you: it’s not nice to make fun of other people’s misfortune. This creates something of a dichotomy because it is also a fact that other people’s misfortune is the basis of all comedy. What are we to do?
In this case, laugh like drains. Because racist, popular-in-the-80s, Tory Boy ‘comedian’ Jim Davidson has been declared bankrupt. At last, good taste has caught up with him.
Of course, we all remember fondly such comic gems as Up The Elephant And Round The Castle (about as funny as burst piles). And who could forget his hilarious ‘Chalky’ character, where good old Jim pretended to be a West Indian with criminal tendencies, replete with comedy accent. Oh! My aching sides! Let’s also acknowledge his fantastic work on high calibre programmes such as Big Break and The Generation Game.
Truly, the man was a great.
I’ve decided to start a collection to help the poor man out. Email me if you want to make a contribution. So far I’ve received two milk bottle tops and a bag of excrement.