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Christopher

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Belfast Comedians
« on: June 02, 2006, 08:15:25 AM »
Does anyone remember Tom Raymond and Marjorie Rea. They were a brother and sister weren't they?

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Mageeka

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2006, 12:51:01 AM »
Don't remember them Chris
BTW is Frank Carson still alive ?

Christopher

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2006, 12:59:45 AM »
Frank Carson, to the best of my knowledge, lives in Blackpool.

I have found Tom Raymond compering shows at the New Rio Cinema, Ballyclare and Edwin Heath hypnotising people at the same venue.  http://sh.orty.com/3LK58AGJI notice that Roy Walker was born in Belfast. He was a boy soprano in his local church. Does anyone know where Roy lived? http://sh.orty.com/FDYKFSTL

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2006, 01:11:10 PM »
GERRY MILLER WAS A FAIR COMEDIAN. WHAT ABOUT JIMMY CRICKET?

Mageeka

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2006, 02:39:36 PM »
There was a guy in the 60s Arkie, named Tommy "Tucker" Kelly who was upcoming
Whatever happened to him?

Christopher

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2006, 03:57:27 PM »
I think Jimmy Cricket ("Come here, there's more") came from Portadown. I've another well known comedian .. Gene Fitzpatrick .. I am almost certain he's from Banbridge. There used to be a Saturday Night Variety each week at a hall in May Street. Was there another hall as well as the King George VI?

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2006, 12:32:39 AM »
My memory is really going to the dogs, but I do recall my Mum mentioning Marjorie Rea but I cant remember what the connection was...maybe they went to school together.

Now what about James Young as the best comedian...I loved  to go to his shows and roared my leg off when he'd come on stage, dressed as a woman with the scarf on and say in an ever so polite voice that  "she" was from Cherryvalley ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2006, 03:19:52 AM »
How is John Lenahan ( Excuse spelling ) AKA May Mc Fetridge doing over there in B/fast these days ?

Christopher

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2006, 05:29:39 PM »
Here's one. How could we have forgotten her. She is brilliant. She's a female James Young. Her show at the Belfast Festival sold out. She usually does a one woman show. You may have seen her UTV series "McKeever" .. who is she? The one and only Nuala McKeever. Anyone wanting to see her show can do so by going to the Newcastle Centre on Saturday 5th August at 8.00pm. Tickets are 10 and 12. Contact 028 4372 2222. BTW her show does contain adult material so the show is not suitable for those under the age of 18.

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2007, 12:24:20 PM »
Sad to see that some local comedians are now on the downhill slide to bad language and adult jokes.  Real Belfast comedians did and do not need these to entertain.  James Young would never of had went this way.  Sadly entertaining families is no longer a priority.
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AL CAPONE

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2007, 08:08:02 PM »
only one "real" comedian - the master though not from here Billy Connolly!

MAgeeka

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #11 on: February 03, 2007, 05:17:03 AM »
Sorry Al
I used to love billy , but alas I find him losing it now.
Benny Hill was my man.although he wasn't from B/fast

Christopher

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2007, 05:59:42 AM »
Sorry Al
I used to love billy , but alas I find him losing it now.
Benny Hill was my man.although he wasn't from B/fast

Ah but a Belfast man, who you mentioned in an earlier message on one of the boards, was a regular on Benny's programme, Mageeka. Jackie Wright (born 1905. died 1989 after a long illness). Jackie also appeared on the telly with Jim Davidson, Dick Emery and Frankie Howerd.

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2007, 07:45:31 PM »
sure we have 100 odd comedians up in stormont  ::)

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Re: Belfast Comedians
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2007, 03:28:19 PM »
and me! ;D