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Norman Collier R I P

gerryquiff is off-lineSilver Member
16 March 2013 20:13
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Comedian Norman Collier, best known for his faulty microphone act, has died at the age of 87, his daughter confirmed.

Collier, who had Parkinson's disease and was living in a nursing home near his hometown of Hull, died on Thursday.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21798955

I grew up fascinated at his routines.

Here he is in action







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CAT WANTED. Must be large enough to make Davy Crockett hat. (6 7/8) Prefer ginger


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16 March 2013 21:37
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Simpler times... when you could build an entire career on just one joke.

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It's what he would have wanted.


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17 March 2013 04:58
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Thats sad. Used to love watching him when i was younger. RIP or should i say R P


17 March 2013 12:20
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Met Norman a few times he was a gent and always made you laugh, he didn't have to say anything he was a great comedian and gent, the current comedians are poor in my opinion. RIP


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17 March 2013 14:04
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Quote from paulgregory
Met Norman a few times he was a gent and always made you laugh, he didn't have to say anything he was a great comedian and gent, the current comedians are poor in my opinion. RIP



So true, the new crop of comedians are poor. Norman Collier, Les Dawson, Eric and Ern all greats and gave pleasure to young and old alike.

Another sad day in British Comedy History.

RIP Norman


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17 March 2013 15:48
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A naturally funny man. Not many around any more.
It only happens all the time.



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