Toilet humour

Steptoe's gay haunt becomes comedy club

The toilets where Steptoe and Son star Wilfred Brambell was caught cottaging is to be turned into a comedy club.

In the Seventies, vice squad officers caught the 'dirty old man' cruising for teenage boys in the public lavatories on Shepherds Bush Green, near BBC Television Centre.

But in recent years, the council sold off the site and it became a bar, the Ginglick Club.

And from next month, a fortnightly comedy club, Laugh, opens there.

Promoter Christian Knowles said: "The urinals have long since gone, and it has been transformed into a plush bar. It's a fantastic location for comedy, being a basement bar, and it already has air of controversy about it."

Published: 5 Dec 2002

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