Clunes: Com­edy is funny ’cos... it’s just funny!


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MARTIN Clunes has said com­edy is sim­ply meant to be “just funny” and not to ad­here to fash­ion or a po­lit­i­cal con­text.

The ac­tor (above), who achieved wide­spread fame with Men Be­hav­ing Badly in the 1990s, has de­nied the show was a ve­hi­cle for “lad­dism” and said that com­edy is for its own sake.

Clunes has said that sit­coms are dead, but that if the pro­gramme were to be re­made in the 21st cen­tury it would be called “Peo­ple Of No Par­tic­u­lar Gen­der Be­hav­ing Badly”.

The Doc Martin is set to star in up­com­ing com­edy War­ren – about a driving in­struc­tor ex­iled in the north of Eng­land.

Clunes has told Ra­dio Times mag­a­zine that the com­edy he makes does not have a mes­sage, and no com­edy should.

He said: “Com­edy is just funny. It isn’t a cure for any­thing.

“It’s not funny be­cause it’s time to be funny. It’s al­ways time to be funny.” star THERE are three golf balls sit­ting on the Moon PROTESTS erupted at Lon­don Fash­ion Week on Sun­day af­ter­noon as en­vi­ron­men­tal ac­tivists called on or­gan­is­ers at the Bri­tish Fash­ion Coun­cil to use its plat­form to tackle cli­mate change and de­clare a “cli­mate emer­gency”.

And on Tues­day they were all down in the dumps be­cause Ger­man fash­ion de­signer Karl Lagerfeld carked it.

But at least there was some of the usual fun to be had at the an­nual frock fes­ti­val – thanks to de­sign­ers mak­ing mod­els pa­rade up and down with their tits out.

One on­looker said: “I love Lon­don Fash­ion Week. The birds get their tits out and they don’t look like they’re re­ally en­joy­ing it.

“That’s quite a turn-on.”

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