The feeling's mutual...

Jim Davidson renews his hatred for modern comics

Jim Davidson has branded modern comics an ‘awful, jealous, socialist bunch of c*nts’ after a night out at the Comedy Store.

The 56-year-old comic snuck into to the London venue’s topical Cutting Edge night on Tuesday, but found the night ‘dreary’ and full of ‘self-indulgent bollocks’.

The tax exile also complained that all the stand-ups on the bill ‘liked to knock anything that was more famous, successful, richer or better than them’.

And true to his reputation, Davidson referred to comic Paul Sinha not by name, but as ‘the Indian poof’ when he wrote about his night out on his website.

Similarly, Mick Ferry was referred to as ‘Stan Ogden’ – in honour of the Coronation Street character last seen in the soap 26 years ago – Steve Gribbin was ‘a very sweaty Liverpuddlian’ [sic], while Mitch Benn was ‘the size of Giant Haystacks’, the Eighties wrestler.

The old-school comic did enjoy one moment when Ferry teased a Finnish girl in the audience. ‘[He] proceeded to rip the shit out of her and her country,’ Davidson wrote. ‘Hmmm, not quite as politically correct as I thought – this could be good’.

However, the four-times-divorced comic soon tired of the entertainment and said: ‘I laughed as much as I could but then retired to the bar to drink as much as I could.

‘Afterwards I chatted briefly to the Indian poof who reluctantly said a few words and showed me his teeth – I think he was smiling. The older and funniest one, I forget his name, something Coyote [Martin] was quite pleasant… Stan Ogden and the duo of Northerners would have nothing to do with me. I’m really glad I’m not part of this awful, jealous, socialist bunch of c*nts’.

Davidson said he attended the Comedy Store for research into a play he is writing, Stand Up And Be Counted about a bigoted old-school stand-up clashing with a black alternative comedian backstage at an Aids benefit.

The play opens at the Mayflower in Southampton in March, starring Davidson himself alongside Matt Blaize and Dave Lee.

Click here to read Davidson's blog entry

Published: 12 Sep 2010

Today's comedy-on demand picks

NICK HELM: ALL KILLER SOME FILLER

This is the show that celebrated the launch of Nick Helm's album in 2016, and has previously been unseen by anyone who was not in the O2 Forum Kentish Town that night.

With typical hyperbole, the show is described thusly: 'Under-rehearsed, under-prepared and under pressure, Nick and his band somehow managed to pull together the greatest show in the last 27 years of living memory. That show went down as a thing of legend, often spoken about by weary travellers around campfires, but thought to have been lost to the sands of time forever.'

Click for more suggestions

... including Al Murray headlining a Just For Tonic gig and the launch of Free Festival's virtual comedy programming.

We see you are using AdBlocker software. Chortle relies on advertisers to fund this website so it’s free for you, so we would ask that you disable it for this site. Our ads are non-intrusive and relevant. Help keep Chortle viable.