Well well, that was a bit of to do about those President’s club men having a night out on their own. Their annual “charity dinner” at the Dorchester.
Their problem, I reckon, was they are too rich. Wearing a tux at a really really posh expensive hotel, that’s where they went wrong.
After all the working class have being doing it for years. And the middle class. They still are.
Years back, when I worked for a local constabulary we used to have what were called “gentlemen’s smoking evenings” I went to one up at the old Commodore on Nuthall Road. It wer well attended, constables, inspectors, superintendents, detectives they were all there. It was a night of alcohol with comedians making graphic sexual jokes, alcohol with strippers, alcohol with young pretty waitress in classic waitress uniforms, skimpy of course. All interspersed with raffles and auctions and collections for local charitable causes. The jokes were foul, in subject and in language – Roy Chubby Brown standard, bit worse really. Oh yeah, lot of racist jokes.
There wer even officers on duty. Uniformed and CID. The CID guys left early, called out to investigate something urgent, probably a rape or someat.
Organisers were making a fortune for these “gentlemen’s smoking evenings” they were popular as hell. Firemen, bankers, sales meetings, doctor’s conferences, college lecturers, we were all at it.
And the pubs in Nottingham, and I’m sure in every other cit. Many many had their “gentlemen’s attractions” . I used to have a drink from time to time at the Duke of Cambridge on the Carlton Road. It was where the local labour party branch met. Manvers ward. Chairman was the local vicar. On Thursdays, the entrepreneurial landlord would have a topless barmaid night. Very popular it was. Often met labour party colleagues there “just for a drink” you know. Probably still going on, if the pub still there. Barmaids will be pensioners by now. Caught on in quite a few pubs, the March Hare, just up the road, stared its own topless night to compete with the Duke of Cambridge. Manvers branch started to meet there too.
But it still goes on. Not even with any great subtly Have you been to a live show of some of the mainline BBC and every other bloody channel comedians? Put the Presidents Club do into the ha’ penny place. But big difference is that they are attended by both men and women, all paying top dollar for foul vernacular language, graphic misogynistic sexually explicit jokes and stories. They’ve cut the racist jokes, but its just as bad, worse in fact.
I went, up in Edinburgh, year or so ago, to a huge gig by Jimmy Carr, tax dodging doyen of all the TV comedy chat shows.
He picks out a pretty girl from the audience.
“Your boyfriend asked you to piss on him? guffaw guffaw guffaw. Did you like it? guffaw guffaw guffaw”
He shows a slide of a drawing of a man masturbating himself with the hand of a dead arm belonging to a man in a coffin, sperm spurting onto his coat: guffaw guffaw guffaw.Ha ha ha ha guffaw,
“Anal sex is a load of shit, Ha ha ha, guffaw “And it hurts like buggery, ha ha guffaw ha haa And it bores my wife ha ha oh ha ha oh guffaw guffaw ha ha:
There was a heckler, angry about him dodging tax. “where’s your accountant?” he shouts.
Guffaw, Ha ha ha. He’s at your place fucking your mum. Ha ha ha ha guffaw ha ha. Go home and wipe the cum off her mouth: ha ha ha guffaw ha guffaw ha ha,
What a put down. What wit. What misogyny, what respect for women. Was it that bad at the President’s culb?
The audience, the sophisticated festival loving, well heeled, university educated, guardian reading, leftist bourgeoisie, packed into the venue in their hundreds, they loved it, roared their appreciation, lapped it up
He invites woman from audience to join him in a “playlet” he has written. She is pretty, of course. He gets her to read her part in the play from a prepared script.
“ I want you, Jimmy, for your large fat cock” Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha .
There’s a collection at the end. Its , for abused children he tells us. With every £100 we can buy their silence; ha ha ha guffaw guffaw ha ha ha ha .ha ha ha ha”.
The Presidents club? Small beer mate. We all need to take a hard look at ourselves, and our television comedic heroes