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Game For A Laugh

by | 13th, December 2005

‘IN readiness for tomorrow night’s British Comedy Awards, when celebs will try desperately hard to be funny and make their peer group and commissioning editors laugh, the papers have some jokes.

The new Sue and Cliff

First up on stage is Prince William. Upbraided last week for taking an RAF jet to pick up a pair of Army boots, the Sun catches up with Wills on top of a cliff in North Wales.

Having abseiled 200ft down said cliff – without the aid of an aircraft – Wills turns to the crowd and delivers his line: “I don’t suppose I could hitch a lift home with you, could I?”

Boom! Boom! You want more? The Mirror has more, and hears Wills turn once more to the assembled hacks and snappers and ask: “You’re just waiting for me to fall, aren’t you?”

While the gentlemen of the press outwardly laugh and inwardly scream “Yes!” the Mirror introduces its next act.

Take your place beneath the spotlight, Ms Sue Barker. For those of you who missed Barker’s biting humour the first time around, the Mirror transcribes that hilarious moment at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year Awards.

Standing alongside her straight man, Wales’s rugby coach Mike Ruddock, Barker, the show’s presenter, delivers the line: “If you can keep Henson out of Church going into it [rugby union’s Six Nations championship], what are the chances?”

Henson is Gavin Henson, bottle-bronzed Welsh rugby star. Church is Henson’s lover singer Charlotte Church. Barker is a blokish woman who once dated Cliff Richard.

And on the BBC, the whole routine is what passes for comedy…’

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