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2 days ago

Dandy-Comedy Duo

Harvey Weinstein has excused himself by saying he was just taking up the new incentive..."Combat Loneliness in the Workplace!"
Overheard in a Pub..."My life consists of avoiding people who have seen me naked and trying to find new people....to see me naked!"

Another busy week over at Chez Briscoe. The house looks as if we have been trashed. In...out...not much shaking it about...afraid it might drop off in our present state.
Four gigs...lots of power naps and snatched meals. Lots of things lost..misplaced...bra malfunctions....bad hair days...hi heels hurting calves of legs and causing cramp...rampant bingo wings ...and that's just Al's problems!
Thursday we went over mid afternoon to THE ROSES THEATRE, KIDDERMINSTER for the Black Country Tour. Full house and they were a fabulous audience.
Next afternoon we went to BRIDGNORTH THEATRE ON THE STEPS on the B.C Tour... avoiding the traffic jams we had encountered the day before in Codsall...found a new one instead. Miserable day weather wise. Grabbed a quick Costa with Olly Spencer before the Theatre opened for a soundcheck. Slippy, leaf laden steps down to the Theatre. Let Allan go first to break my fall. Great to see our mate Graham Leddington and to catch up with Joan Bodenham and the girls. Bit sad because our friend John Hendley was here with us last year. Thanks so much for our lovely pressies, Graham. (See Al's happy face photo)
..Again they were an amazing crowd. Thanks to all for coming.
Next night we are close to home...over at Brereton for our friends from the ASHTREE BOAT CLUB. These are a great crowd and we have known most of them for many years. Lovely to see Alan and Pat and Dave and Jess and so many more. Amazing spread of food.
Sunday afternoon and I have been sitting up most of the night with the neck problems and the Mother of all Headaches.. Feeling fragile and grumpy. Off to SOUTH STAFFS GOLFCLUB for Gordon and Margaret to celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary. So many of our ROTARY, 41 CLUB friends were gathered there. They are like old personal friends we have done so many gigs for Rotary and Private Parties for them over the years. Great to catch up with Bob and Chris again. Thanks for a lovely afternoon.
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1 week ago

Dandy-Comedy Duo

I used to weigh myself and breathe in as I stood on the scales hoping I would weigh less. Female logic. Now I realise it is the only way I can see the scales!
I've discovered a new way of dealing with a persistent Jehovah's Witness. When he says "I'd lke to talk to you about Jesus".... I say..."Oh No! What's he done now!"

Very busy week beginning over at EDGMOND VILLAGE HALL on Tuesday night. Awful weather and a nightmare journey over through NEWPORT. Lot of traffic hold ups. One of us went to sleep. Luckily it was me! Thanks to the Edgmond W.I for making us so welcome and for the lovely letter...."What a super night due to your brilliant comedy. Everybody enjoyed the evening. I am not surprised you are so busy. You must have a lot of energy to keep working so hard." Good job she can't see me today. I'm like the Walking Dead!

Next stop was the ARTRIX THEATRE, BROMSGROVE with the BLACK COUNTRY THEATRE SHOW...."A Black Country Night Out". Set off at 4.30p.m. and finally arrived at 6.15p.m. The M42 was at a standstill and we had reached that... Me: "Can't we just turn off somewhere?" Al: "Yes...if you want to go to bloody London!" Lot's of harsh words plus I wanted to go to the toilet.
Great to meet up with my old school friend, Roger Pitt and his friend, Tom Delaney. Thanks to our mate, Bev Pegg for coming along. Sorry we didn't get to see you.Good to see the rest of the cast again and so far we all get along really well.

Friday night we were over at the CAROLIANS RUGBY CLUB, out near Kidderminster.for a Walking Group involved with "Walking for Health". What a fabulous crowd they were to work for.
Great to be sharing the night with someone we had met once....many, many years ago in Folk Clubs....Brian T. Williams...the One Man Band.
Selling him short really to call him that because he did some great songs,some jokes, bit of audience participation and then some stuff they could dance to. Lovely to work with. We had a smashing night getting to know him again.

Final gig of the week we were nice and local. Over at HINTS VILLAGE HALL. Haven't been there for a very long time. Great people. Really gave us a good time. Many thanks to friends Sue and Colin who turned up and our friends from Hammerwich, Whittington and Canwell. It was great to see you all.

Doing this we are lucky to meet so many different and mostly likeable people. Sometimes comments can bring you down and sometimes lift you. A lady came over at the end of one of the gigs and explained that it was the first night out since she had lost her husband. She hadn't wanted to come...hadn't expected to laugh..... but, against the odds, she had thoroughly enjoyed the night and was so pleased and so grateful.
No matter how corny it sounds..that is always so humbling and so uplifting.
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1 week ago

Dandy-Comedy Duo

Great night over at BROOME VILLAGE HALL a couple of weeeks ago. Forgot to do the write up so it is a bit late. Big thanks to all the lovely people who made us so welcome. ...

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2 weeks ago

Dandy-Comedy Duo

End of the night at Norton Canes Dandy and Eternity Duo...and a very tired Vicar. ...

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2 weeks ago

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Doing my bit to push back the P.C. boundaries....
An old Farmer got married to a much younger, attractive woman. After a few weeks the Vicar went round to see how things were going. The old Farmer says "Well, to be honest, Vicar... I can't keep my hands off her."
Vicar looks a bit red faced and mumbled his goodbye. He goes back round a few weeks later and asks the same question.
"I still can't keep my hands off her!"...."
I suppose that is all to the good" said the Vicar....
"Not really says the old Farmer...."Ers gone an' run off with one of 'em!" As Basil Brush would say.."Boom! Boom!"

Saturday night we were in our own lovely village of NORTON CANES where we have lived since 1971. It is always a great night. Big thanks to Maureen and Jen for organising and for all of our friends who came along to support us. Great to catch up with Steve and Gloria and John and Sandra, Marg and the girls and Gill, Rog, Ann, Cliff and Olwyn and so many others.
Even better for us as we were working with our friends Eternity Duo...Cliff and Nicky. Such a lovely night. I will put on a bit of the film Al took at the end when we were all on stage belting out Shang a Lang and the Vicar ...on the front row...had nodded off. Thanks to everyone for a great time.
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2 weeks ago

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I realised the other day that now I am getttng really old I have started counting on my fingers again.
An old man walks into a chemist and says he would like a bottle of Viagra. The pharmacist says "Do you have a prescription?".... "No" says the old man, "but here's a photo of the wife!"

Busy weekend and we are heading into a busy week so just a few people to thank from the gig on Friday night.
We had been invited over to the 1907 Restaurant at UTTOXETER RACECOURSE to perform for the Rotary Club of Uttoxeter at their 83rd Charter Night. First thanks go to the Lady President Anita Thomas-Epple who met us at a Stafford Lion's gig last year and asked us along. Good to meet her and Dave again.
Spent a good part of the evening sitting in the Green Room which was one of the private boxes overlooking the racecourse. I became a Sandwich Slut. Anybody who does gigs knows it is fatal. If you have a few hours to kill and they give you food...whether you like it or not you will just keep stuffing it in your mouth to pass the time. Got there at 6.00p.m. and went on at 9.50 p.m....soooo..a lot of sandwiches. I kept saying..."Take them off me!"
Good to see some of our friends from Stone Rotary and Dave and Chris from Stafford Lions and also a couple from Newchurch. Posh frocks abounded and even Al had a bit of a scrub. Always a bit more difficult to "get an audience" when it is formal dress but after a few minutes they were fine. Many thanks to all and congratulations to all for the amazing amount of money raised on the night.
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1 month ago

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I love this description of Acting from Peter O'Toole..."Acting is a matter of farting about in disguise."
And on that age old subject of sex... "Sex and sleep are my two favourite things. If I could do both at the same time I'd be a happy man. I always envy my girlfirend that trick."...Ed Byrne.

Busy week this week lots of people to thank. Gigs from last Friday which was the Harvest Supper which suddenly became a Peaky Blinders Night at the last minute. Over at Chorley Village Hall where Jen and the gang had worked really hard to turn it into the "Garrison". Enjoyed it in a strange "seat of the pants" sort of way. Thanks to all.
Tuesday was first night of the "A Black Country Night Out" Theatre Tour. Great time despite the first night nerves. Wonderful to be met by our friend James Collins who works at the Grand and was himself on the tour a couple of years back. Thanks to all the Staff there and to the fab. audience who came along to support us.
Friday we were back at Wishaw Golf Club where we have played many times before. Great to see Sue and Richard and all the regulars who we have got to know over the years.
Saturday afternoon/evening we worked at a private surprise party. Many thanks to all the people we have met this week who have taken time to say "Hello" and chat.
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2 months ago

Dandy-Comedy Duo

BRIAN YEATES ASSOCIATES PRESENTS
A BLACK COUNTRY NIGHT OUT

Show regulars Dandy are one of the most sought after comedy acts, husband and wife, Allan and Glyn are always right on the button with their constantly refreshed routines.
It is a great pleasure to welcome the band behind the Black Country Anthem...THE EMPTY CAN..who have performed all over the world but have their hearts firmly in the Black Country.
We welcome some new faces to the show. OLLIE SPENCER, one of the regions finest comedians whose showbusiness credentials include being the drummer (so many comedians were drummers!) with the Idle Race whose lineup included Jeff Lynne.
We are introducing the wonderful JOE THOMAS who will be putting a smile on your face and have you singing some classic songs performed on his ukelele - any George Formby fans out there?
And your Master of Ceremonies 2018 is the very funny WAYNE BEESE.
THE BLACK COUNTRY NIGHT OUT IS BACK - packed to the brim with music, mirth and merriment!
"What a great night....just like it used to be!"
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2 months ago

Dandy-Comedy Duo

What a great summer we have all had despite all the black socks and sandals on show. I have decided with my Birthday imminent not to worry about what people think...they don't do it very often.
Still on a bit of a summer break. Just doing the odd gig to keep our memory's ticking over.
Great night over at CANNOCK WOOD AND GENTLESHAW W.I.It was a big celebration for their 90th year. As you can see from picture they let Allan bring a balloon home...he will only have to hang on to it for 5 years to use it. Thank you so much for asking us to share it with you and for making us so welcome. Enjoy all your trips out and meetings.
Friday we went over to do a gig at the PENCRIC Extra Care Housing Association at Penkridge. Wonderful place. Very smart and the people there were very pleased with the standard of care. Excellent staff and great food. Allan wanted to put his name down when he heard about the food. I am Mircowave compatible and my Signature Dish is Fishfinger sarnie.Thanks to the lovely crowd on people. Good to meet you all.
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3 months ago

Dandy-Comedy Duo

The real reason men go fishing is that it is the only time they will ever hear somebody say "Oh my God, that's a big one!"
The three worst words a woman can hear when she is making love....."Honey, I'm home"!

Just one gig this weekend which is good. Shouldn't moan but I feel heat zapped and have damaged my ribs which makes it hard to wear my usual amount of re-structuring corsetry. Allan always refers to this as .. two sand buckets and a piece of strong rope! There will be no jigging about tonight.! Great to have a Saturday night reading my book in the garden with a glass of red.
Friday we were over at CURDSWORTH for the W.I. This was a Pudding Evening and they had allowed some of the men to join them.
Great to see our friends John and Jan, Chrissie Dance and friends and to get to meet some of the ladies. We had a wonderful night with them. Many thanks to all for their kindness.
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