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Jim Davidson

Post by Wellsy1882 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:43 pm

Anybody seen his latest Diversity video?

https://youtu.be/yd1_gJKxUfA

Genuine thoughts?
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by FactualFrank » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:48 pm

This will be interesting.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Rowls » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:50 pm

No it won't

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Pstotto » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:53 pm

He's just showing his beer mat collections that's all.

He also has a thimble collection he started when he visited Colwyn Bay as a child.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Wellsy1882 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:17 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:48 pm
This will be interesting.
My personal thought is dont be afraid to speak your mind before its literally taken away from you
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by FactualFrank » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:20 pm

This will be very interesting.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by bobinho » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:21 pm

Yep. I’ve seen it. Sent to me via WhatsApp. Not a fan I’ll be honest, but some parts of it? Well, he has a point.

No doubt he fits a certain category tho... mysoginistic racist dinosaur I’ll guess at. Sure a snowflake will be along soon to confirm...
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Wellsy1882 » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:23 pm

Ill wake up tomorrow and itl all be gone anyway.
Jus wanted to see if others are in agreement as many people who shared it are, that he does have valid points

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Bin Ont Turf » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:37 pm

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by claretandy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:17 am

Will trigger a few that's for sure.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Zlatan » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:47 am

It’s telling that his only media output is via YouTube these days, and his viewing figures are not as high as I would have thought, which is a good thing.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by NottsClaret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:00 am

claretandy wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:17 am
Will trigger a few that's for sure.
Certainly triggered something in me.. sympathy.

An old guy, sitting in his shed dressed in his best suit, knowing the world has moved on and any ‘glory’ is long in the past. But still he ploughs on, the same pub standard banter, the low level bitterness pervading it all.

As if millions are still watching on prime time TV. So yeah, it’s actually pretty sad to see. I didn’t make it through the whole thing but his line ‘if you can **** you can dance’ epitomised the tragic, embittered world a once popular showman now lives in. Hates that someone is good at something he can’t do, hates that someone is in the limelight he once enjoyed and hates mostly that someone is different to him.

Thinking about it, maybe I am triggered but only into hoping he’s ok. He seems really miserable.
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Damo » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:04 am

I managed to watch 16 seconds of it

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Grumps » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:18 am

Haven't watched it, but he was funny in his day, when the world was a different place.
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Swizzlestick » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:30 am

He looks and sounds ill.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by HahaYeah » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:39 am

Never much liked him but - great Zippy impression. :P

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by claretonthecoast1882 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:54 am

His best work was BIg Break and that was below average

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Sheedyclaret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:09 am

hes got a point though.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:13 am

Sounds like your usual bigot in the pub. Blames young people (millennials) for everything, doesn’t see the bigger picture and get angry at things that don’t have any affect on him.

I watched a stand-up of his on YouTube, there’s no jokes... or if there are jokes, there’s no content to them... just him ranting about everything not Jim Davidson yet all the gammon are wetting themselves when he pulls a face between sentences.

But he’s entitled to his views, I’m sure he’ll make a bob-or-two spouting whatever is pinging around in his head. I can make it go away by clicking the back button though.

I feel a bit sorry for him to be honest. I’m sure he’s happy, but I hope I don’t grow up to be like that.
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by evensteadiereddie » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:17 am

Christ, that's just embarrassing, whatever your politics. The poor, washed-up sod's had it.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Darthlaw » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:27 am

Regardless of the vague validity of any of his points, his delivery will only be interpreted as a angry bitter old man, albeit that is his 'act' - akin to Roy Chubby Brown, Les Dawson or Bernard Manning.

Wont take long before someone labels him gammon, mind.

EDIT - I see CTU already has. Serves me right for getting distracted midway through posting this.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Herts Clarets » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:30 am

Darthlaw wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:27 am
Regardless of the validity of any of his points, his delivery will only be interpreted as a angry bitter old man, albeit that is his 'act' - akin to Roy Chubby Brown, Les Dawson or Bernard Manning.

Wont take long before someone labels him gammon, mind.

EDIT - I see CTU already has. Serves me right for getting distracted midway through posting this.

Sorry but Les Dawson does not belong on a list with Davidson, Brown or Manning.
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by evensteadiereddie » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:34 am

If Davidson's reduced to performing an "act" such as this, he's about at rock-bottom.
It's a shame, he fitted in quite well in an earlier, more ignorant era.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:51 am

Darthlaw wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:27 am
Regardless of the vague validity of any of his points, his delivery will only be interpreted as a angry bitter old man, albeit that is his 'act' - akin to Roy Chubby Brown, Les Dawson or Bernard Manning.

Wont take long before someone labels him gammon, mind.

EDIT - I see CTU already has. Serves me right for getting distracted midway through posting this.
Technically, I didn’t label him as Gammon, just the people watching his show.

... That said, I’ve actually been to see him live myself in Blackburn King George’s Hall in the early 2000’s - it was like a BNP rally, he didn’t perform any racist material on that occasion which surprised me because that’s what some of his audience wanted - with people randomly shouting ‘Pakis’ during the set.

Those types of comedians are not my thing, I just don’t find it funny - but I believe they have the right to ply there trade and it was disappointing when I read that a Civic Theatre cancelled Chubby Brown a few years ago because of criticism of his act. I don’t think that’s fair.

If you don’t like it, don’t buy tickets.
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Darthlaw » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:51 am

Is it not the grumpy ranting man 'act' he's always done? It's like whinging about Jack Dee for appearing dour.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:58 am

Darthlaw wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:51 am
Is it not the grumpy ranting man 'act' he's always done? It's like whinging about Jack Dee for appearing dour.
You’d think so... I’d like to see what he’s really like away from his comic persona. Get an insight from those who were close to him... such as his his ex wife - who describes him as a violent, unpredictable and dangerous man.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Boss Hogg » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:02 am

Was never a great fan other than his Rainbow impressions which have always been good. Was expecting to see someone past his time but he has a point.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:03 am

Which bit does he have a point?

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Sheedyclaret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:06 am

claptrappers_union wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:03 am
Which bit does he have a point?
Watch it and you'll see..

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:07 am

Sheedyclaret wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:06 am
Watch it and you'll see..
Read the thread and you’ll see that I watched it

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Boss Hogg » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:12 am

claptrappers_union wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:03 am
Which bit does he have a point?
The women in Lidl 😀
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Dinks » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:12 am

Having watched that, i really dont know what to do
Laugh or cry.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Boss Hogg » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:16 am

I don’t like ‘comedians’ who feel they have to use the F word all the time. It doesn’t make it more funny.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Boss Hogg » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:18 am

Interesting to see there are 8,000 thumbs up and 225 down.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Tribesmen » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:22 am

I opened this to see if he was dead .
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:23 am

Boss Hogg wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:16 am
I don’t like ‘comedians’ who feel they have to use the F word all the time. It doesn’t make it more funny.
Depends how it’s used. And I agree, if you’re using it all the time how can land an impact in a punchline when you need to use the f word ?
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Duffer_ » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:28 am

Boss Hogg wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:18 am
Interesting to see there are 8,000 thumbs up and 225 down.
Interesting because the numbers are so low? Or, interesting that people who watched a very low profile and non-mainstream broadcast shared the views of the broadcaster. It's not something you stumble across. I couldn't find it less interesting tbh.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Wellsy1882 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:29 am

Sheedyclaret wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:06 am
Watch it and you'll see..
Most parts

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Aclaret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:42 am

Some people laugh at things they find funny, some people don't laugh if they don't think it's funny, others may find things funny but don't laugh in case it offends others.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Cirrus_Minor » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:09 am

Embarrassing

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Swizzlestick » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:30 am

claptrappers_union wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:51 am
Technically, I didn’t label him as Gammon, just the people watching his show.

... That said, I’ve actually been to see him live myself in Blackburn King George’s Hall in the early 2000’s - it was like a BNP rally, he didn’t perform any racist material on that occasion which surprised me because that’s what some of his audience wanted - with people randomly shouting ‘Pakis’ during the set.

Those types of comedians are not my thing, I just don’t find it funny - but I believe they have the right to ply there trade and it was disappointing when I read that a Civic Theatre cancelled Chubby Brown a few years ago because of criticism of his act. I don’t think that’s fair.

If you don’t like it, don’t buy tickets.
Doesn’t your anecdote about JD in Blackburn not explain why some theatres don’t want acts like that performing there?

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by SouthamptonClaret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:30 am

I didn't get much from it other than he thinks black lives don't matter because some black people commit violent crimes. Oh and of course young people are stupid so that's why they support BLM.

It was pretty sad to see.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by AlargeClaret » Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:41 am

Quite a good stand up in his day and a family tv mainstay for donkeys years . Made and lost a few fortunes too . pretty sure he can still pull in good crowds ( in normal times) if that’s your thing . Not really someone you’d want using your bog though .

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Venkys4eva » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:02 am

I prefer Andrew Lawrence :D

https://youtu.be/PVxNlmq7Aok

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by JohnMcGreal » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:12 am

RIP
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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by claptrappers_union » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:33 am

Swizzlestick wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 10:30 am
Doesn’t your anecdote about JD in Blackburn not explain why some theatres don’t want acts like that performing there?
Quite possibly - he's the only comedian of that type I've seen live though.

My friend bought tickets to see Roy Chubby Brown in Oswaldtwistle with the rose-tinted specs of watching his old VHS tapes as a young teenager. We'd share the video around the class of Chubs performing stage saying words like 'minge' and 'fanny' - which as schoolboys we used to find hilarious.

When he went to the show though, he said it was like EDL Central with fifty-year-old men jumping up and down in their seats when he made some 'jokes' about the migrant crisis. He expected the jokes to have a sense of irony or subversive meaning - but no... Immigrants are thieves, Asians stink of curry and women are fat... as simple as that. Well funny...

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by uni_queue » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:53 am

JD is booked to appear at the Burnley Mechanics November 2021 as part of a 30 date tour - so must be a fan club somewhere !!

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by Walkerpool » Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:55 am

I like Jim Davidson to be honest he's a proper old school comic with very similar views on today's snowflakes causing a racial divide.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by SammyBoy » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:20 pm

10 years ago when I was at Uni, me and my mate used to find it funny to get stoned and watch Roy Chubby Brown DVDs. Sounds kind of douchey to watch something ironically and laugh at it rather than with it but it was hilarious to us none the less.

It was interesting when we watched the "extras" on one DVD that Brown seemed to genuinely loathe his audience, and at one point worked himself into a rage whilst backstage about the mindless interruptions he had to deal with throughout the set. It sort of made me question whether he actually believes the distasteful stuff he says, or if he just does it because he knows there's good money in pedalling it to the people who buy the tickets.

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Re: Jim Davidson

Post by basil6345789 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:25 pm

Largely saying what most people think. Never liked him for going "nick, nick" all the time. Southern git but speaking the truth.

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