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My night with Becky Fury a few feet from where Malcolm Hardee drowned

The night comedian Malcolm Hardee met gangster Charlie Richardson

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C is for Charlie Chuck. ”Donkey! Woof! Bark! Donkey!” are phrases synonymous with Charlie, or Cc as we can refer to him here. Spotted by Malcolm Hardee in the late 80s, Charlie has wowed audiences with his catchphrases ever since, becoming almost world famous for his roll on The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer on the telly box, where he would shout things like “Booze for t’baby!”. He still regularly performs  so do go see him if you can. Alternatively for C, we could h

John Fleming juggles responsibility for the three Malcolm Hardee Comedy Awards at the Edinburgh Fringe

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J is for Jo Brand. Originally performed as the ‘Sea Monster’, encouraged by her agent Malcolm Hardee (coming up, see M). She was around the alternative comedy scene from a fairly early time. We could have also gone for Josie Long, or Janey Godley, or Phill Jupitus or Miles Jupp or a heap of other people starting or ending with J…

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M is for Malcolm Hardee. He was a comedian, compère, proprietor, author, agent, manager and “amateur sensationalist”, there was always a cunning stunt to hand. He was seen by many to be the Godfather of Alternative Comedy. Rob Newman said he was ”a hilarious, anarchic, living legend; a millennial Falstaff” – which edges him ahead of the Mary Whitehouse Experience for ‘M’.

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Adrienne Truscott is a choreographer dancer and standup comedian She won the Edinburgh Comedy Awards Panel Prize and Malcolm Hardee Award for Comic Origin