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Make Me Laugh

LOUSY TEATIME tripe marshalled into mithersome existence by BERNIE WINTERS, who invited audience members to sit in a swivel chair and not laugh at a minute’s worth of the usual suspects (JIMMY CRICKET, STAN BOARDMAN etc.) They invariably laughed. You didn’t.

7 Comments

7 Comments

  1. debbie guthrie

    March 25, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    hi im wondering if any body can help me my granda was on the show make me laugh and im trying to locate the clip with him on it im wondering if any body could me me find his name was johnny grubb i cant even get the make me laugh show on video please can sumone help i would really apreciate it
    thanks debbie

  2. Gareth James

    March 25, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Wasn’t this called Make ’em Laugh?

  3. TV Cream

    March 26, 2010 at 8:10 am

    No, that was another bit of teatime tripe, the Mark Curry-fronted “hey kids, aren’t silent comedies incredibly cheap to broadcast – I mean, hilarious?” sort of tripe.

  4. Lee James Turnock

    May 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    I remember one episode where a comedian burst through the plywood studio set on a motorbike and reduced the woman in the swivel chair to frightened hysterics within a nanosecond. You wouldn’t see that kind of thing nowadays, elf ‘n’ safety etc.

  5. gman

    June 16, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    STV tried to make their own version, called Funny You Should Say That. I should say that it wasn’t funny

  6. TV Cream

    June 17, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Actually, gman, wasn’t that Grampian? Theme song: “Funny you should that! Funny you should that! Funny you should that?! Yeah!”

  7. gman

    June 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    I’m certain it was STV, presented by Jack McLoughlin, Laird of Cowcaddens. He was doing Now You See It at the same time, so I wouldn’t have expected him to commute between Glasgow and Aberdeen

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