NORMAN WISDOM 1915 – 2010
Norman Wisdom was the first comedian who made me scream and scream and scream with innocent, joyous, uncontrollable, painful laughter. I remember literally rolling on the floor, kicking my legs in the air, often unable to breath properly, tears blurring my view of the screen as he took the routine just a little bit further, step by hilarious step. Apart from the pain he inflicted in that precious and cherished way, his comedy hurt no-one; his character was the only victim. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I think we should have a minute of pratfalls, laughter and cries of “Mr Grimsdale” in his memory today.
Some YouTube links for you:
Don’t Laugh At Me, I’m A Fool:
Some funny clips:
There’s loads more on there. Go on, have a happy hour or so.