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Old 7th Dec 2005, 21:24   #1
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I'm listening to the recent recording of I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue from Brighton. Humph started, as usual, with the local-based jokes before stating that "Brighton is also the home to celebrity couple, Jordan and Peter Andre. There are many people who believe their wedding to be a sham. The papparazi constantly hang around their house waiting for the pretend pair to fall out."

The Uxbridge English Dictionary round was rather good too. Could be a thread for that game.

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Old 7th Dec 2005, 22:13   #2
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We have the collected ISIHAC on audiotape going back donkey's years. Someone in England tapes it for us and sends it over. Just got the two latest this week.
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Old 8th Dec 2005, 0:18   #3
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I went to a recording they did in Belfast last year without knowing much about the show, and I must admit it was one of the most entertaining evenings I can remember. ISIHAC is of course also the source of one of my favourite jokes of all time, when introducing something about charades/Give Us A Clue:

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The expert's expert in that game being of course Lionel Blair. Who can forget the sight of Una Stubbs sitting there open-mouthed as he tried to bring off Twelve Angry Men in under two minutes?
Which is much funnier if you know who Lionel Blair and Una Stubbs are (sorry knovella).
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Old 8th Dec 2005, 0:19   #4
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Some more, from Wikipedia:

Lionel Blair

"Who will ever forget Lionel Blair, exhausted and on his knees, finishing off An Officer and a Gentleman in under two minutes?"

"None of us can forget the relish with which he once gave Melvyn Hayes and Christopher Biggins Yanks for two whole minutes."

Samantha

"She's become quite friendly with the two elderly archivists, Jack and Arthur. They've recently gone part time, so Samantha's come to a working arrangement. She does the paperwork, Arthur gets her forty-fives out, and Jack's off all afternoon."

"She's looking forward to going out for an ice cream with her Italian gentleman friend. She says she's looking forward to licking the nuts off a large Neapolitan."

Mrs Trellis

"A Mrs Trellis of North Wales has written in to complain that the show has "an enormous fistful of rampant innuendo rammed into every crack", but only a truly filthy-minded person would think such a thing."

"Dear Mr Titchmarsh: This morning I went out to dig up some dandelions and a giant hogweed on my lawn. The filthy beast! Yours faithfully, Mrs Trellis."

"Dear Mr Melly: Here's a great tip for removing any annoying little hairs that collect in the bath plughole: tempt them up with a carrot and pull them out by their long floppy ears."

The latest Mrs Trellis is:

"Dear Yoko Ono: Is it true that your name is Japanese for one egg?
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Dear me, I admit I laughed out loud at most of those, Blixa. I think part of the humour is in hearing this fragile eighty-three-year-old gent saying these things. Time for an I'm Sorry, I Haven't A Clue thread...
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Meant to post this a few days ago. Last week I went to see ISIHAC in their first live tour without being recorded. So, it was somewhat of a greatest hits outing.

Graeme Garden, Jeremy Hardy, Tim Brooke-Taylor, and Barry Cryer were all on superb form as we took a run through the favourite games.

One Song to the Tune of Another was a particular highlight: 'Girlfriend in a Coma' to the tune of 'TipToe Through the Tulips' was excellent.

The audience were supplied with their own kazoos for a rousing rendition of swanney-kazoo. (Mine is now sitting in front of me on my desk).

Mornington Crescent had a resounding cheer, with added comic effect from a 'sat nav' voice over declaring its love for Jeremy. And the Uxbridge English Dictionary produced an absolute belter with "Metatarsals: introduced at Jeffrey Archer's house".

Chairman Humph was sprightly and sharp as ever, and even brought out his trumpet! Hurrah! A fab time was had by all.
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A tour, you say? I must away and Google!

EDIT: Darn it, all sold out. Still, the following gives a glimmer of hope:

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If the tour is a success (and there is no reason to think it will not be) then next year a longer, more extensive, tour will be organised.
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What?! What?!??!??!?!?!
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Nearest (Peterborough) is already sold out. Arse.
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I saw them at a recording a few years ago in Belfast (for some reason as part of the BBC Music Live festival). I'd never heard the show and had one of the best night's entertainment I've ever had. Jack Dee was the guest panellist that night.

So where's the link for this tour?

EDIT: Here it is.
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