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November 10, 2009 Posted by | Dumbarton FC, Friends, Humour, Old Music, R&B, Soul, Video | , , | Leave a comment

Chic Murray

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Chic Murray turned the Celtic tradition of story-telling into an art form. His oblique, often perverse look at life was underpinned by an original sense of timing which likely originated from his accomplished but little known musicianship. A talented actor as well as a groundbreaking comedian, he appeared in various roles on British television and film notably Casino Royale, Gregory s Girl and memorably portrayed Liverpool Football Club manager Bill Shankly in You ll Never Walk Alone, receiving rave reviews. In 2005, Chic was named in The Comedian’s Comedian, a poll where comedians chose their own favourite or most influential comedian.

Fans of the great Chic Murray could be in for a treat this Christmas with the release of several DVD’s and books.

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“Just Daft” arrives in both DVD and Book formats

The term alternative humour had not been heard of when Chic Murray first bestrode the stage. He was unique, a one-off, a comedic pioneer ranked in the highest echelons of his art in the last century. Chic s comic genius was all too rarely captured on film. This DVD includes rare footage of Chic s classic routines recorded whilst he was at the peak of his career as well as e specially recorded feature with Maidie Murray, Chic s wife and stage partner of many years. Just Daft: The Comic Genius of Chic Murray gathers together the off-beat comic genius s finest sketches and clips onto one hilarious DVD compendium.

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My boss is so narrow minded that when he has an idea, it comes out folded.

 I use to write her love letters in the sand, but it was an incredible hassle trying to get sand into the pillar box

 ‘Do you know the piano’s resting on my foot?’. ‘No, but hum it and I’ll play it’.

Chic Murray is a cult figure of alternative humour, a comedic pioneer ranked in the highest echelons of his art in the last century and admired around the world. “Funnyosities” features a huge number of Chic’s funniest one-liners – some well known and others taken from material newly found by the great man’s family. This collection is the perfect distillation of Chic’s gloriously off-beat humour.

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For the first time on DVD Alba home vision present ‘The Best Of Chic Murray’. Described as the originator of Scottish standup comedy, his influence has been enormous north of the border. Billy Connolly is a huge fan and was drawn towards stand up because of Chic.

This programme features rare and unseen footage including a live show from the early 70’s, a full length documentary on his life, with contributions from stars of Scottish stage and screen.

 

To buy Chic Murray goodies click HERE

 

November 10, 2009 Posted by | Books, Humour, Video | , | Leave a comment

   

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