Happy Birthday Doddy

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Sir Ken Dodd will be treated to an afternoon tea of jam butties and Diddy pies at Liverpool Town Hall to celebrate his 90th birthday. And the Squire of Knotty Ash had a special message for the countless people wishing him well. He said: “This is a day of thanksgiving. Thank you for all the love, affection and support – and advice, sometimes – you have given me.”

Kings Of Comedy #3

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Today we are continuing our series of posts where we share some of our favourite comedians and comedy routines with you. We love comedy here at Jammy Toast, be it from old masters or young pretenders. People like Peter Kay, Jeff Dunham, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Bishop and Jerry Sadowitz amongst the newer comedians with Ken Dodd, Mickey Finn, Morecombe and Wise and Eddie Flannigan amongst the older funny men. From time to time we will share some of our favourite comedians and today we thought we would keep the ball rolling with

Laugh? We Nearly Shat

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Laugh, we nearly shat. We have not laughed so much since Grandma died, or Auntie Mabel caught her left tit in the mangle. So goes the Derek and Clive song. However, yesterday this was a better description of us watching Theresa May’s keynote speech to the Tory Party conference. It could probably not have gone much worse as she was interrupted by comedian Lee Miller as she tried to set out her vision for the “British dream”. First, she was handed a P45 by the comedian Simon Brodkin – who plays the character Lee Nelson – and told her it was from Boris Johnson, the Foreign Secretary.

Kings Of Comedy #2

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Today we are continuing our series of posts where we share some of our favourite comedians and comedy routines with you. We love comedy here at Jammy Toast, be it from old masters or young pretenders. People like Peter Kay, Jeff Dunham, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Bishop and Jerry Sadowitz amongst the newer comedians with Ken Dodd, Mickey Finn, Morecombe and Wise and Eddie Flannigan amongst the older funny men. From time to time we will share some of our favourite comedians and today we thought we would keep the ball rolling with…

The Last Goulash

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Last month, we told you of our discovery of the sad, untimely death of Ivo Pešák – the king of Dad Dancing from the Ivan Mládek Banjo Band. The guy became an internet phenomenon in the noughties when his dancing on the Ivan Mládek song Jožin z Bažin was discovered. The song was about a bog monster which had the unfortunate effect of scaring Razzi so much. Ivan, the leader of the Banjo Band which Ivo played with, said that the death of his band mate had come as a great loss. Now, however, we are pleased to announce we have discovered another music video starring Ivo with the other band he was in, The DýzaBoys, called “Poslední Guláš” or – for us philistines – The Last Goulash.

Kings Of Comedy #1

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Today we are starting a new series of posts where we will share some of our favourite comedians and comedy routines with you. We love comedy here at Jammy Toast, be it from old masters or young pretenders. People like Peter Kay, Jeff Dunham, Sacha Baron Cohen, John Bishop and Jerry Sadowitz amongst the newer comedians with Ken Dodd, Mickey Finn and Eddie Flannigan amongst the older funny men. From time to time we will share some of our favourite comedians and today we thought we would start the ball rolling with…

Jammy Toast Goes Into Mourning

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Today the whole of Jammy Toast has gone into mourning after our friend Tim broke the news that Ivo Pešák has died. Ivo was a Czech singer, dancer, and comic performer. He is perhaps best known for his work with Ivan Mládek’s Banjo Band, and particularly for his high-spirited performance in the viral video phenomenon, featured on Jammy Toast yesterday, Jožin Z Bažin. Ivo was born at Jaroměř, then in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. He was a member of the rock ‘n’ roll revival band known as the Rockec Ivo Pesaka. He died in Prague from complications following a heart bypass surgery in 2011, he was 66. In Ivo’s later years, he was in a duo named Dýza Boys.