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    I was very sad to hear of the passing of Ken Dodd today, He was probably my favorite comedian of the 1970's 80's, absolutely funny to the bone, and without the need for smut, or swearing, he will be sadly missed by me' and I am sure the nation on the whole.
    God bless you Ken.
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    RIP Ken
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    yep...the man was an absolute genius...so so funny...He did have a good innings though..however he will be sadly missed....
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    One of the few men to take on the Inland Revenue (as was) and win. Shoeboxes of money under the bed. Just brilliant.

    As children my mum would always point out his house to us when we drove past but we didn't believe her as we reckoned no-one who was on the telly would live in such a small, nondescript house. But apparently he lived there his whole life.

    Saw him at the Royal Court, Liverpool back in about '79. Went with some cousins. I remember thinking it wasn't going to be that good but ended up laughing my ass off. He was on for almost 4 hours, it was dark when we came out. A true legend.
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    Indeed.

    Unfortunately I saw him in 2010 in Derby and thought it was pretty dire. The stage wasn't done, just a bashed up old upright in the corner and the back curtain looked like it had been dragged out of a swamp.

    All in all, I wasn't sure if he was happy with it.

    His gags were pretty lame, a few good ones but most I'd heard many times before from the telly. We left half way through.

    Lovely guy by all accounts and it's sad news. He's been around for so long he's a great british comedy icon. Didn't he entertain the troops in WW2?

    Sad loss, R.I.P Ken...

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    He was one of my favourite turns on The Good Old Days when I was a kid, must have been around the early 60's. The other one was that drunken fella with a fag hanging out of his mouth. On balance Ken edged it though. Saw him a few years ago but had to leave early, just after 1a.m., as my sandwiches had run out. The Beatles knew they'd made it when they appeared on TV with him, George was even inspired to write Taxman in his honour. He definitely deserves the next Liverpool airport.

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    His passing is significant as the last of a particular breed of "music hall" comedians. I can't think of anyone of his era still around (e.g. Askey, Wall, Trinder, Bygraves etc).

    Although I understand he had a strong following, I could never really get his humour.

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    The old diddy man from knotty ash My mum quite liked him and saw him live in one of his 5 hr extravaganzas. Not my cuppa but at least he did the profession proud
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    He was a comedy genius and all round funny guy. He helped define an era and it feels like the end of an era

    To stand on the stage for several hours making people laugh requires real talent. People certainly got their moneys worth and its a laudable aim in life to make people smile.

    He knew the power of a smile and a tickling stick. He has funny bones when he walks into the room and I wonder if it was appreciated by the customers when he was delivering coal in his young days. It almost seems natural that he would be a comedian

    I cant think of anything further from my ability or motivation

    Its sad you know and I usually see the bad news on AOS first. Theres something deeply saddening about benchmarks like Ken no longer being around

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    As I don't normally watch the news I heard about the passing of Ken here on AoS..

    Very sad indeed as I thought he was a genius and a very hard worker

    RIP Ken
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