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Brendan Grace RIP

Brenny

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I realised for quite a while that he wasn't well but this news really surprised me.

Brendan grace RIP

Grew up laughing at and with this guy. Definitely had a natural way about him that just made every laugh. Rarely had to rely on profanity or use taboo-breaking as a crutch; this may have made him appear old fashioned but the truth was that he was just naturally funny whereas other guys had to plan out their shows meticulously to tally with current social trends.

 


silverharp

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The one sketch I remember was his Bottler one , where the "thrun" rice at the married couple coming out the church, the couple weren't happy.....it was the tinned rice.
 

McTell

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The schoolboy who was sent home.

Why?

Because the fella sat next to me was smoking

And were you smoking?

No

So why were you sent home when it was the fella next to you who was smoking?

Y'see, I'd set him on fire....
 

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very funny guy, Mr Grace. The wedding stand-up piece was quite brilliant. Much better actor than he was ever given credit for, in my opinion. His Father Stack from Ted was a magnificent piece of comic acting.
 

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I realised for quite a while that he wasn't well but this news really surprised me.

Brendan grace RIP

Grew up laughing at and with this guy. Definitely had a natural way about him that just made every laugh. Rarely had to rely on profanity or use taboo-breaking as a crutch; this may have made him appear old fashioned but the truth was that he was just naturally funny whereas other guys had to plan out their shows meticulously to tally with current social trends.

His use of profanity was minimal and perfectly timed. I was just thinking of a sketch he used do about children spelling their father's jobs and one child's father was a sheet metal worker, the child kept spelling "s-h-i-t" and eventually the teacher tells him to write it on the back of the board.
The punchline was another child shouting out "Sir, sir, sir, my daddies a bookie b-o-o-k-i-e and I'll give you 15 to 1 he'll write "s**t" on the back of the board".

It was a lot funnier when Brendan Grace told it......
 

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His use of profanity was minimal and perfectly timed. I was just thinking of a sketch he used do about children spelling their father's jobs and one child's father was a sheet metal worker, the child kept spelling "s-h-i-t" and eventually the teacher tells him to write it on the back of the board.
The punchline was another child shouting out "Sir, sir, sir, my daddies a bookie b-o-o-k-i-e and I'll give you 15 to 1 he'll write "s**t" on the back of the board".

It was a lot funnier when Brendan Grace told it......
That's funny just reading it but his delivery was fantastic
 

General Urko

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Very sad! I never appreciated his humour really.
However one thing that stood out for me was the hugely intelligent way he handled a section 31 protester who popped up on stage during his live Sunday Show.
He walked around the stage so the cameras could follow him while the protester could be escorted off stage with minimum interruption!
As you can imagine I support S. 31 but I would extendit to the 3 treacherous Troika Parties and possibly to our junior hurlers, the Greens, as well.
 

General Urko

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He was a very good mate of former international, Ray Treacy, who also died years beforehis time!
 

owedtojoy

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The one sketch I remember was his Bottler one , where the "thrun" rice at the married couple coming out the church, the couple weren't happy.....it was the tinned rice.
I was going to say that some aspects of the "Bottler" character and their trivialisation of violence are now embarrassing to listen to.

Jokes like "He kept banging his face off me boots, yer onner" now stink, even if they do date from an era when teenage violence was indulgently looked upon as "juvenile delinquency".

He also canvassed votes for Charlie Haughey, but so did a lot of people. I suppose he was a Jimmy O'Dea of the modern era, with friends in politics and an affectionate commentator on his native city.

Beyond those, a great Irish entertainer, with a fantastic range, who will be missed, though I was not a big fan.
 

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Brendan Grace was a true child of the Liberties, and reminded us time and again that in a city of fake people and fake accents, the heart of Dublin has still not forgotten who it is - to grow up in the Liberties or even to have a parent from the Liberties is to be a a person apart, a child of truth, a child of rare wit, Grace was that wit, the man who bottled that truth and sold it back to us with a wide grin that kept us laughing and laughing and laughing.
RIP, Bottler
 

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"Lord Mayor Paul McAuliffe said: “Brendan Grace was a true Dubliner who captured the unique Dublin sense of humour and brought it to audiences at home and across the world.

"I am opening this Book of Condolence to allow the people of Dublin an opportunity to express their own feelings for the loss of Brendan Grace, a true comic genius.""

A nice gesture.
 

Levellers

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Does that priest Fr d'Arcy only do funeral services for famous people? He's like a banshee turning up at every celebrity funeral.
 


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