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Anyone a fan?
on wiki he seems funny.
Like George Burns.
not more well known here. Many of his contemporaries are better know, yet not as important. He is a huge influence on Kelsey Grammer's Frasier.
Could you explain why that's funny, providing examples where appropriate? Thanks.
Subtle facial expression, rhythm. You have to know his style of humour, I guess. Or are you winding me up?
It's brilliant! Just watch Benny's mannerisms - bearing in mind he was doing this before Larry Grayson, Kenneth Williams or any of those guys who did 'camp' routines - the restraint and elegance is flawless.
His radio and tv sitcoms were also hugely influential on British and American comedy.
I like Bob Hope