Covid hasnt been kind to 80s double acts

Beebo

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First it was Eddie Large, now Bobby Ball has died from Covid.
Both were staples of 1980sSaturday night TV.
their comedy was seen as old fashioned and didnt transfer to the 90s and beyond.

an interesting observation that the straight men seem to outlive the funny men.
 

Brains

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First it was Eddie Large, now Bobby Ball has died from Covid.
Both were staples of 1980sSaturday night TV.
their comedy was seen as old fashioned and didnt transfer to the 90s and beyond.

an interesting observation that the straight men seem to outlive the funny men.
Wise outlived Morcombe by many years.
Ronny Corbett outlived Ronny Barker also by a number of years
Stan Laurel outlived Oliver Hardy by a decade or more

You may have something there, don't be the funny guy !
(The fact that the funny guy was also typically larger and overweight may also have a baring)
 

matticus

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You may have something there, don't be the funny guy !
(The fact that the funny guy was also typically larger and overweight may also have a baring)
Yup, looks like being Large or Ball-shaped ain't good.

badoom-tisch. RIP bug guys (and Mr Ball)
 
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Chas of Chas and Dave fame.
I know he played the piano but was he the straight man?
 
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