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Barry Cryer's died. RIP.
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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 27/01/2022 11:10

He was 86 so had a good innings and a great life, but he seemed indestructible. I will miss him on the radio.

One of his favourite jokes, from the BbC obituary.

"A man drives down a country lane and runs over a cockerel. He knocks at a nearby farmhouse door and a woman answers.

"'I appear to have killed your cockerel,' he says. 'I'd like to replace it.' The woman replies: 'Please yourself - the hens are round the back.'"

Thanks for all the laughs, Barry!

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WhatDidISayAlan · 27/01/2022 11:12

Gutted. He was just the funniest person I’ve ever heard.

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 27/01/2022 11:16

His timing was immaculate and his delivery was a joy. Put that with his way with words, and he was incomparable.

Genuine sadness evident in the responses from people who knew him. Apparently he used to ring friends on birthdays and tell jokes. Lucky buggers!

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HangingOutTheOldLoveLetters · 27/01/2022 11:37

Very funny man.

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Planetzero · 27/01/2022 11:38

Oh that’s sad 😞

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AnneWeber · 27/01/2022 11:40

@Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g

He was 86 so had a good innings and a great life, but he seemed indestructible. I will miss him on the radio.

One of his favourite jokes, from the BbC obituary.

"A man drives down a country lane and runs over a cockerel. He knocks at a nearby farmhouse door and a woman answers.

"'I appear to have killed your cockerel,' he says. 'I'd like to replace it.' The woman replies: 'Please yourself - the hens are round the back.'"

Thanks for all the laughs, Barry!

That's funny Grin
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dannydyerismydad · 27/01/2022 11:42

I once worked with his son, Bob. Never met Barry, but Bob was a polite sweetheart who told wonderful stories of his childhood with his dad and his dad's friends. RIP.

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Yoksha · 27/01/2022 11:46

The world is a sadder place today.

@Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g. Thanks for the bitter sweet chuckle. Grin

RIP Barry Cryer. 💔🕯

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pussycatunpickingcrossesagain · 27/01/2022 12:23

The clip on Sky News with him telling the parrot joke made me cry with laughter.
Thank you, Barry.

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WhyPaulMemory · 27/01/2022 12:30

Oh no, I loved Barry on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, such a funny man. No more Hamish and Dougal. I think Graeme Garden is the only original member left now.

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SheldonesqueTheBstard · 27/01/2022 12:33

Comedy legend and by all the beautiful tributes, a grand man too.

I’m sorry I haven’t a clue was and still is one of my pleasures. And he shone there.

Shone.

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Georgeskitchen · 27/01/2022 12:35

Rest in peace Barry such a talented man, produced so much fun and laughter for so many years ❤

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 27/01/2022 12:50

A man of judgement too.

Barry Cryer's died. RIP.
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TooBigForMyBoots · 27/01/2022 12:54

Loving this thread @Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g. Barry Cryer still bringing us joy and laughter.Flowers

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Crowdfundingforcake · 27/01/2022 13:01

A woman walked into a shop to buy a parrot, a beautiful blue-and-gold job, and she said to the man, "How much?", and he said, "Twenty quid".
She said, "Twenty pounds? But he's so beautiful."
The shopkeeper said, "Well, I have to be quite frank with you, he's got a bit of history. He was in a brothel and, to put it delicately, he's got quite an extensive vocabulary."
She said, "I'll take a chance on that", took the parrot back to her flat, took the cover off. The parrot looked round her flat and said, "New place. Very nice".
Two daughters walked in. The parrot said, "New place. New girls. Very nice indeed."
And her husband walked in, and the parrot said, "Hello Keith."

RIP Barry Cryer - one of a kind.

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 27/01/2022 13:11

Grin

He seems to have made a specialty of parrot jokes. There are several more on YouTube.

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spiderlight · 27/01/2022 13:16

He was an absolute legend.

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HollowTalk · 27/01/2022 13:19

I agree - he was such a funny man.

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LosingTheWill2022 · 27/01/2022 13:19

End of an era Sad

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WhoppingBigBackside · 27/01/2022 13:21

A sad loss of a comic genius.

I liked @Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g's quote about a swimmer. DW has always given me the creeps. I complained to the BBC about the Come Fly With Me series.,

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AnneWeber · 27/01/2022 15:25

I hadn't heard these jokes before. They're very funny.

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echt · 27/01/2022 15:48

A funny, funny man. I’ll miss him on “I’m Sorry, I Haven’t A Clue”.

The Oldie magazine published a Barry Cryer’s favourite X joke every month. Every one a gem.

Top man.

Sad

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 27/01/2022 15:53

I'm hearing all the jokes in his voice, which makes them a lot funnier.

Here's a good one. Sky News says there's offensive language but all I noticed was 'bastards' which will scarcely register here on MN!

news.sky.com/video/barry-cryers-moth-joke-which-contains-some-strong-language-12526405

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g · 27/01/2022 15:56

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Abra1d1 · 27/01/2022 15:59

@Crowdfundingforcake

A woman walked into a shop to buy a parrot, a beautiful blue-and-gold job, and she said to the man, "How much?", and he said, "Twenty quid".
She said, "Twenty pounds? But he's so beautiful."
The shopkeeper said, "Well, I have to be quite frank with you, he's got a bit of history. He was in a brothel and, to put it delicately, he's got quite an extensive vocabulary."
She said, "I'll take a chance on that", took the parrot back to her flat, took the cover off. The parrot looked round her flat and said, "New place. Very nice".
Two daughters walked in. The parrot said, "New place. New girls. Very nice indeed."
And her husband walked in, and the parrot said, "Hello Keith."

RIP Barry Cryer - one of a kind.

That’s brilliant!
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NotNowAlan · 27/01/2022 16:01

@LosingTheWill2022

End of an era Sad

Definitely. Such a lovely, funny, talented performer and writer. They don't make them like him anymore.
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