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Jim 'some of my best audiences are mentally ill' Davidson

Reason to hate Jim Davidson #384

24 October 2003

Jim Davidson is not a funny man.

He is quite popular though. But this is because most people are hideously stupid and think that jokes about black men having large penises are richly amusing. Jim Davidson once said, as part of his comedy routine, "Prejudism is a terrible thing." He wasn't joking.

This week started well for him when he was cleared of breaking someone’s spine. A woman who fell down on Wellington Pier in Great Yarmouth, which Davidson owned at the time. Mary Kyne her name is, and she’d sued him for half a million. But no. He was found innocent. He smiled to the press. He used the words "completely vindicated." He made a couple of jokes. No-one laughed. But things were certainly looking up.

But then he kind of turned everyone against him again by refusing to do a show in Plymouth because the front row was filled with people in wheelchairs. Raspberries, as Jim might call them. It's not that he’s got anything against the disabled, obviously, but rather - well, there were apparently two reasons. One reason was that some of his routine 'takes the mick' out of the disabled - but that’s a bollocks excuse, as people like Davidson and Jabba Manning are always proudly declaring that the people they target are amongst their biggest fans. The other reason was that some of his routine entails the rest of the audience ganging up against the front row, and he didn't want to come across as callous.

Again, what an utter utter cunt. You’d think someone who’d been doing stand-up comedy for around three decades would be capable of rejigging his set to please a particular audience. But no. What did he do instead? He asked management to have the chairbound moved out of the way. Not surprisingly, they refused. So then, like the braindead gobshite he really is, he baled out. The theatre people are trying to sue him. Let’s wish them the best of luck.

Meanwhile, tonight he is playing at the Assembly Hall in Tunbridge Wells. Why not go along and kill him?

Utter utter cunt:

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