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The Freddie Starr Variety Madhouse 

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2 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Freddie Starr was, and still is, known as the 'wild man of comedy'. He shot to stardom in the '70's after appearing on 'Opportunity Knocks', went on to headline L.W.T.'s 'Who Do You Do?', had a chart hit ( the soppy 'Its You' ) and starred ( pardon the pun ) in several one-off specials. By far and away the worst thing he ever did, however, was this dreadful series, which looked as though it were televised live from a seedy Northern workingmen's club. The endless stream of tenth-rate gags was poorly delivered, though it didn't stop the studio audience from sounding as though they were on laughing gas. When Freddie, in the first episode, shrieked: "Ow! My Nipple!", a woman could be heard expiring from hilarity. The poor quality of the show was all the more surprising because of the talent involved; as well as Freddie, there was Russ Abbot, Bella Emberg, Toni Palmer, Norman Collier and Mike Newman. After one series, Freddie quit, and the show was relaunched as the much funnier 'Russ Abbot's Saturday Madhouse'.


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