See Jim Davidson in his pants

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  • On hearing about the riots that hit his neighbourhood of London, Andrew Maxwell admitted: ‘My first reaction wasn't “my house is only around the corner from there,” it was ‘I'm going to have to rewrite my show'.’

  • What is it with old-school comics and their underpants. Bernard Manning always used to appear in his, and now Jim Davidson has posted pictures of himself, fishing, in only his kecks. Don’t say you weren’t warned: Link.

  • Agent Brett Vincent has taken to the very public forum of Twitter to accuse comic Lewis Schaffer of stealing a joke. He tweeted: ‘Hey @LewisSchaffer - I have heard from 3 sources that the first joke in your show is 15 minutes in and its a Ben Hurley gag from 2006? True?’ And later: ‘Ben Hurley is one of my acts. And great NZ comic. As mentioned 3 other people are saying you are doing his 9/11 gag?’ The gag was: ‘'I lost a good friend in the World Trade Center. I remember telling my friend: Mohammed, stay in flight school! Practice the landings!’ Schaffer said he came up with the gag himself straight after the terror attacks, adding: ‘I have fond memories of telling the joke in early 2002. It's the joke that got me banned from Jongleurs. I brought the joke back this year because of the ten year anniversary of 9/11 to remind me of all the good times.' He concluded: An upset Lewis Schaffer has commented:  'A comedian is judged by how soon he or she makes a joke about a tough subject. For instance, I made the very first joke about Madeleine McCann's disappearance - the day before I kidnapped her. Maybe that was too soon.'

  • Heckler gets on stage in San Diego:

  • Meanwhile, rising star of American comedy Aziz Ansari got a racist heckle in Los Angeles last weekend. ‘Why don’t you have a red dot on your forehead?’ shouted one idiot female punter Ansari replied by asking why she didn’t have ‘cunt on her forehead.’

  • Tweets of the week:
    Chris Addison ( @mrchrisaddison ): I love the Circle Line. Möbius because I'm a Londoner.
    Patton Oswalt ( @ pattonoswalt): Can't wait to be a senior citizen. Every time I'm about to defecate in my pants, I'll wink & say, "Soiler alert!" Fun!
    Gary Delaney ( @GaryDelaney ): Loving my new job as an undertaker, it's all gravey.

SOURCES: Scotsman, Jim Davidson’s blog, Chortle/Twitter, YouTube, Laughspin, Chortle, Twitter

Published: 12 Aug 2011

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