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Jerry Sadowitz: his dark materials

10 November 2011 2:51 AM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Think Ricky Gervais and Frankie Boyle are offensive? Then you won't have the stomach for standup Jerry Sadowitz. Their vitriol is fake, he says: his is the real deal

Long before Frankie Boyle cracked gags about Jordan's disabled son and Jimmy Carr joked about Gypsies, there was Jerry Sadowitz. Unkempt and brutal, with a Glaswegian accent and an unforgettable turn of phrase, he shook up the right-on values of the 80s alternative comedy circuit with his willingness to say the unsayable. "Nelson Mandela, what a cunt," began one of his most famous routines. "You lend some people a fiver and you never hear from them again."

His former manager, the late Malcolm Hardee, once recalled an engagement at the Deptford Albany Empire: "He was on for two nights, and on the second they picketed the place." Twenty-five years on, Sadowitz's shock tactics are part of the comedy mainstream, while the »

- James Kettle

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