The Chimpton and I have been arguing lately – nothing new there you may all be saying. However, this time it is because I wanted to start a new series of posts on Jammy Toast featuring some of our favourite comedians. Nothing wrong with that, except The Chimpton says our taste in comedy is old fashioned and is mostly from the 1970s. I disagree with this because, although I do like many older comedians, I also like many modern comedians also. 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.
Here at Jammy Toast, we have just learned of the death last year of a true great Liverpool comedian, Mickey Finn. He died last March at the age of 69. Mickey, who was originally from the Scotland Road area and lived in Litherland, died in St Joseph’s Hospice, in Thornton, near Crosby. Mickey, who was born Joseph Flannery, fell ill in November 2015 while appearing in Stan Boardman’s play Medals. He spent months in hospital after suffering blood poisoning and complications arising from existing heart problems.