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British Culture Comedy: Freddie Starr.

The Great Freddie Starr

Freddie Starr funny interview on The Alan Titchmarsh Show – 2nd March 2009

Alan Titchmarsh started as a TV Gardener and people loved his charm.  Alan Titchmarsh’s Summer Garden | How to Feed Your Plants | Waitrose

Starr was born in Huyton, Liverpool, England.[2] Under his birth name, he appeared as a teenager in the film Violent Playground in 1958. In the early 1960s, Starr was the lead singer of the Merseybeat pop group The Midniters. The group was promoted by the manager of the Beatles, Brian Epstein, and was recorded on the Decca label by Joe Meek, the record producer of the single “Telstar”. During this period Starr performed in nightclubs in Hamburg and was an acquaintance of the Beatles.

Freddie Starr.

Freddie is a great singer but in his act he preferred to make us laugh but this time he let us hear him sing.
Starr gave an interview to the Herald Express, the local newspaper for Torbay in Devon which was published on 20 July 2007. In it he says that his father was violent and broke both his legs, a claim which does not appear in his 2001 autobiography Unwrapped. He says that he was taken away from home for two years at the age of six after his father beat him up. In Unwrapped, Starr gives speech problems as the reason he spent two years away from home as a child.
Published on Apr 17, 2016

The healing power of laughter

For people living with cancer, it may seem strange to find humor when facing such serious issues. Yet, laughter can be helpful in ways you might not have realized or imagined.

Laughter can help you feel better about yourself and the world around you. Laughter can be a natural diversion. When you laugh, no other thought comes to mind. Laughing can also induce physical changes in the body. After laughing for only a few minutes, you may feel better for hours.

When used in addition to conventional cancer treatments, laughter therapy may help in the overall healing process.

According to some studies, laughter therapy may provide physical benefits, such as helping to:

Boost the immune system and circulatory system
Enhance oxygen intake
Stimulate the heart and lungs
Relax muscles throughout the body
Trigger the release of endorphins (the body’s natural painkillers)
Ease digestion/soothes stomach aches
Relieve pain
Balance blood pressure
Improve mental functions (i.e., alertness, memory, creativity)
Laughter therapy may also help to:

Improve overall attitude
Reduce stress/tension
Promote relaxation
Improve sleep
Enhance quality of life
Strengthen social bonds and relationships
Produce a general sense of well-being.

“I Posted This Video To Thank You Freddie”
Your Videos Have Helped So Many, To Feel So Good!
Thanks Again! Tony.

British Culture: Dame Edna Ever Everage.

In 1959 Humphries moved to London, where he lived and worked throughout the 1960s. He became a friend of leading members of the British comedy scene including Dudley Moore, Peter Cook, Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller, Spike Milligan, Willie Rushton and fellow Australian expatriate comedian-actors John Bluthal and Dick Bentley. Humphries performed at Cook’s comedy venue The Establishment, where he became a friend of and was photographed by leading photographer Lewis Morley, whose studio was located above the club. Humphries has been married four times. His first marriage, to Brenda Wright, took place when he was 21 and lasted less than two years. He has two daughters, Tessa and Emily, and two sons, Oscar and Rupert, from his second and third marriages, to Rosalind Tong and Diane Millstead respectively. His elder son Oscar is editor of the art magazine Apollo and a contributing editor at The Spectator.[29] His fourth wife (from 1990), Lizzie Spender, is the daughter of British poet Sir Stephen Spender. They live in a terraced town house in West Hampstead, his home for forty years.

Edna’s Neighborhood Watch.

Sir Les Patterson is a boozy Australian cultural attache; dishevelled, uncouth, lecherous and coarse. He alternates with Edna and Sandy Stone in Humphries’ stage shows and typically features in pre-recorded segments in Dame Edna’s TV shows. He is the polar opposite of Dame Edna, as a Roman Catholic from Sydney not a Protestant from Melbourne.

Sir Les Patterson

Sandy Stone is an elderly Australian man, either single or married with a daughter who died as a child. Humphries is still writing monologues for him, and said in 2016 that slowly the character has deepened, so I begin to understand and appreciate him, and finally feel myself turning into him. He no longer requires makeup for the part, and plays Sandy in his own dressing gown.

Sandy Stone

 

British Culture: Paul O’Grady

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Paul O’Grady, 2008

“I’ve frequently been asked over the years who Lily Savage was based on and I’ve always answered that it was no one in particular and she was just a figment of my imagination. The truth, I realise now, is that Lily owes a lot to the women I encountered in my childhood. Characteristics and attitudes were observed and absorbed, Aunty Chris’s in particular, and they provided the roots and compost for the Lily that would germinate and grow later on.”

Elton John – Lily Savage Show 1997

Paul O’Grady, c.2004 The Paul O’Grady Show: 2004–05

“I just want the show to be like a party, a group of pals gabbing away about the first things that come into their heads. There are always enough things in life to worry and get depressed about. I want my show to take our minds off all that stuff, even if it’s only for a while.”

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“I don’t rehearse, but I do research. If I’ve got an author on, I’ll always read the book. I think that’s the least you can do rather than just reading the researcher’s notes. I suppose I do so much research because I really love television. That’s why I work in it. I’m passionate about it and I always have been.”

Paul O’Grady Live: 2010–12 Paul O’Grady on why he quit his chat show, 2012.

“I felt I was part of the PR machine. There was so much interference. They’d want this guest or that guest. Every question had to go through the lawyers. I was just another plug for someone’s book or film.”

Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs: 2012–present.

Paul O’Grady’s Animal Orphans: 2014–2016.

Lady Gaga – Paul O’Grady Show Hair 2011 (Full Special) 1080p HD