Well the bland comedy club of Dinnington excelled its’ self last night, it was one of the best nights of the season so far. Having recently become a member of the cast I view it from a different angle now.
We begin as usual with the part of the show known as audience participation; this is where a member of the audience asks a question and the comedians have to find as many ways as they can to not answer it. The one that was asked caused some confusion because there was no way to dodge answering it. It referred to the Casey report, “because of the Casey report shouldn’t all the Town Hall comedy club resign and leave all public life? I immediately concurred, which I forgot is a no no in the comedy club; McIver the engine, who chairs the comedy club and is always good for an understatement, said the report seemed pretty damning. This was after he had said he had only read a bit of it. Simple Simon Tweed, the only Town Hall comedian there, made a wonderful passionate speech, ” We should all work together”. Whilst he was speaking there was a strange celestial sound, I realised straight away that it was Paul McCartney’s Frog Chorus. Here endeth the public session.
We then came to the roll call of all the comedians who can’t be bothered to turn up. There was no surprise when it was announced that the sister act of Havenhand and Falvey would not be appearing. It would seem Havenhand is suffering from a serious bout of amnesia, which was first brought on by the Jay report and it seems has been exacerbated by that nasty Casey. Although she was senior adviser to those two long standing Rotherham Town Hall comedians, Shaun the sheep Wright and Paul Larkin about; she can not, although she has searched her conscience, remember anything about Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham. It was then announced with great pomp and ceremony that that wonderful old comedian, who also used to appear at the Town Hall comedy club, Philip the warbler Wardle; he of the computer porn act, had resigned. He has not appeared for six months claiming that the film crew would not get his best side so he would not attend.
Can we be serious now please; the Editor.
At the part of the agenda where the chairman can add anything he deems urgent I asked for an emergency motion to be added. It read as follows, “In light of the Louise Casey report in which Rotherham Borough Council were found to be “not fit for purpose. This council calls on all Borough councillors to do the decent thing and resign with immediate effect.” Needless to say it was not allowed to be put on the agenda. Just one more sign of the cowardice of the Labour party.
All I will say now is when the film comes out do watch it, especially the last 30 minutes or so; because it shows how two people who believe passionately in fighting for their community can, with a bit of slight of hand, can outwit the majority. Then I am accused of bamboozling the council; this by some one who has been Chair and vice chair of the council.