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Laughter is the best Medicine

The entry below is a synopsis of our speakers talk on 27th June 2018.

Mr. Alan Sidney-Wilmot a retired teacher gave us a talk entitled “Laughter is the best Medicine “.

Alan started by saying he is 89 years old and a lot of the subject was from his personal experience also it takes more mussels to frown than it does to smile and people who are happy tend to live longer than those who are not. The lives from childhood to death of six of the best comedian’s (in his opinion) were related and they had several things in common, they all had very strong self-doubt, wanted to work as a straight actor and comedy was for them a second choice although that is what they are known for.

The comedians were Arthur Askey, Anthony John Hancock, Les Dawson, Tommy Cooper and Robert Bobby Thompson. Many of their styles were described and problems they had as well as some of their most famous jokes. The history of them was very interesting and their conflict with the tax man was common also their family life marriages, and their illicit liaisons was mentioned.

The whole presentation was very informative and humorous throughout which kept all the men involved. Questions followed on several points to conclude a very entertaining morning.

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