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Off The Pace

by | 10th, December 2004

‘HOW quickly we forget! How soon the laughter dies!

”Go on, give it your best shot”

The Star reports that Johnny Vegas has been voted the funniest man in Britain ahead of Brass Eye’s Chris Morris and Phoenix Nights’ Peter Kay in a poll for Esquire magazine.

Office star Ricky Gervais, last year’s flavour of the, er, year, is a lowly ninth, behind Ali G’s alter ego Sacha Baron Cohen and – embarrassingly – Jonathan Ross.

But the real shock is that yet again there is no place in the Top 10 for the true geniuses of British comedy.

The only men who could build a whole career on dressing up in a black tie and saying “Ron” a lot.

The mirth-meisters themselves, the champions of the chuckle, the godfathers of the guffaw…Gareth Hale and Norman Pace.

We remember you, even if no-one else does.’

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