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Born: 1933-02-02
Profession: Comedian
Nation: English
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The mother-in-law had an accident at work. A hot rivet dropped down her drawers and she fell off the oil rig.

Tags: Her, Off, Work

The mother-in-law is the centre of a family.

Tags: Centre, Family

The way prices are rising, the good old days are last week.

Tags: Good, Last, Old

The wife's run off with the bloke next door. I do miss him.

Tags: Him, Off, Wife

With wives, men hide behind the air of bravado, which is basically a defence mechanism, I think. Clever creatures, women. Very clever.

Tags: Behind, Men, Women

I'm often accused of saying some pretty rotten things about my mother-in-law. But quite honestly, she's only got one major fault - it's called breathing.

Tags: Often, Pretty, Saying

In awe, I watched the waxing moon ride across the zenith of the heavens like an ambered chariot towards the ebony void of infinite space wherein the tethered belts of Jupiter and Mars hang, for ever festooned in their orbital majesty. And as I looked at all this I thought... I must put a roof on this toilet.

Tags: Moon, Put, Thought

Mind you, I've always been musical... Mother used to sit me on her knee and I'd whisper, 'Mummy, Mummy, sing me a lullaby do,' and she'd say: 'Certainly my angel, my wee bundle of happiness, hold my beer while I fetch me banjo.'

Tags: Happiness, Mind, Mother

The mother-in-law came round last week. It was absolutely pouring down. So I opened the door and I saw her there and I said, 'Mother, don't just stand there in the rain. Go home.'

Tags: Home, Mother, Rain

You do something you're really quite proud of, and the public doesn't like it. Then you do something that perhaps you're not at all happy with and the public loves it. And that's the moment of truth, because it's the audience that's the final judge.

Tags: Happy, Judge, Truth

I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said 'Are you going to help?' I said 'No, six should be enough.'

Tags: Enough, Help, Men

I used to sell furniture for a living. The trouble was, it was my own.

Tags: Funny, Living, Used

My wife is a sex object - every time I ask for sex, she objects.

Tags: Sex, Time, Wife

How can you analyse what is funny? What's funny to one isn't funny to another... What's funny to you is a personal thing.

Tags: Another, Funny, Personal

I can always tell when the mother in law's coming to stay; the mice throw themselves on the traps.

Tags: Law, Mother, Tell

I discovered the wife's got asthma. Thank God - I thought she was hissing at me.

Tags: God, Thought, Wife

I don't mind what the critics say, so long as I get some reaction. The worst thing is to be ignored.

Tags: Mind, Reaction, Worst

I know my name will always be linked with women.

Tags: Linked, Name, Women

I need to give affection and love, because without that, I wither. I need to give that love to someone. Without that, I'm rudderless.

Tags: Give, Love, Someone

I took my mother-in-law to Madame Tussaud's Chamber of Horrors, and one of the attendants said: 'Keep her moving sir; we're stock-taking.'

Tags: Keep, Moving, Said

I toyed with the idea of playing Ravel's 'Pavane pour une infante defunte' but I couldn't remember if it's a tune or Latin prescription for piles.

Tags: Idea, Playing, Remember

I went to the doctor last week. I said: 'Can I have some sleeping pills for the wife?' He said: 'Why?' I said: 'She's woke up.'

Tags: Said, Why, Wife

I'd like to thank the BBC for allowing me to work here. And I'd like to thank the wife and kids for making it necessary.

Tags: Here, Wife, Work

I'm not saying my mother didn't like me, but she kept looking for loopholes in my birth certificate.

Tags: Mother, Saying, She

I'm the most unromantic lump of Northern suet. Yes, a woman did accost me once in South Shields, but she had a face like Red Rum.

Tags: Once, She, Woman

I've just had some bad news. Tomorrow is the mother in law's funeral. And she's cancelled it.

Tags: Bad, Mother, Tomorrow
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Marriage is an institution and that's where a couple finish up.

Tags: Couple, Finish, Marriage

My lad chewed and swallowed a dictionary. We gave him Epsom salts - but we can't get a word out of him.

Tags: Gave, Him, Word

My mother-in-law fell down a wishing well. I was amazed; I never knew they worked.

Tags: Knew, Wishing, Worked

My mother-in-law has come round to our house at Christmas seven years running. This year we're having a change. We're going to let her in.

Tags: Change, Her

My mother-in-law has so many wrinkles, when she smiles she looks like a Venetian blind.

Tags: Blind, Looks, She

My mother-in-law said, 'One day I will dance on your grave.' I said 'I hope you do; I will be buried at sea.'

Tags: Dance, Hope, Said

My mother-in-law's so fat that when she passes her handbag from hand to hand she throws it.

Tags: Fat, Her, She

Slumps don't bother me.

Tags: Bother, Slumps

Take my wife... please. I'm not saying she's ugly, but when she went to see a horror film, the audience thought she was making a personal appearance.

Tags: Saying, Thought, Wife
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