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Bernie Winters Show, The

POST-BUST UP WITH MIKE canine-accursed affair wherein our hero stumbled his way towards many a Barry Cryer-penned punchline while Schnorbitz looked on nonplussed. Audiences across the land did likewise. The 1980s – and MAKE ME LAUGH, WHOSE BABY? and THE BIG TOP VARIETY SHOW – beckoned.

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  1. Glenn A

    April 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    He wasn’t very funny when he was working with his brother and this was dire, though without that unfunny clarinet sketch that dominated the Winters double act. Kind of formed a dismal new wave( well old school comedians given a new lease of life on BBC 1 and ITV) that included Little and Large, Lennie and Jerry and Cannon and Ball. Somehow I think the alternative boys and girls would have a point.

  2. Glenn Aylett

    September 26, 2021 at 8:37 am

    Mike and Bernie Winters were as big as Morecambe and Wise in the sixties and until the early seventies were deemed big enough to go on ITV on Christmas Day to host the All Star Comedy Carnival. Problem with them was their material was slight, the clarinet sketch and catchphrases like ” I’ll smash your face in ” seemed to appear in every show, and other comedy acts like Morecambe and Wise( entering their imperial phase after 1969) and The Two Ronnies were so much better. Mike Winters, after the fall out with Bernie, had a more interesting career, he left television behind, moved to Miami and became a boxing promoter.

  3. Tom Ronson

    March 25, 2022 at 2:40 pm

    Mike Winters’ autobiography is a hilarious read, for all the wrong reasons. It’s not quite the gold standard of awfulness (Sing Lofty by Don Estelle takes that prize, with Ed Stewart’s Out of the Stewpot – in which he comes across as Alan Partridge made flesh and bone – taking an honorable second place), but definitely worth checking out. Self-awareness was genuinely an alien concept to that man.

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