Make me smile.
C. J. Black.
I don’t often have down days
But when I do they give me a raise
Who are they you may well enquire
The “gang” who never fail to inspire.
Number one on the list has to be Fawlty Towers
Basil & Co. would keep you entertained for hours
Next on the comedy list – Only Fools and Horses
Not everybody’s fancy – but then again horses for courses.
Where would you be without a sprinkling of Milligan?
In my opinion he is, the number one comic citizen
Mention of Spike brings me seamlessly onto the Goons
Their antics at all times leave me in comedic ruins.
Not forgetting of course the zaniness of Monty Python
Whose antics continue to be anything but a marathon?
I’m also lucky enough I’ll admit to have been born-
In the era of the radio comedy, remembering Kenneth Williams and Around the Horn.
Definitely have to mention the darkness Black Adder
Be careful though if you happen to have a dodgy bladder
It would also be remiss of me, not to mention odd
If I omitted to mention the irrepressible Ken Dodd.
Also, although it’s dated now to omit would be a sin
So I must give a shout out for Rowan & Martin’s Laugh In
I am coming near the end now but I’d be a proper looper
If Just Like That I failed to mention the genius of Tommy Cooper.
I could not of course close without paying homage to one Groucho Marx
Who, if you’ll pardon the expression could bring a smile to a corpse.
Now that I’ve laid my “make me smile” store bare
Perhaps you just might be encouraged to open yours and share?
C. J. Black©β