Ahh, y'know what I like most about this story is that it gives me the chance to dig out one of my very first subs for NewsBiscuit from back in the glorious autumn of 2007. My second attempt at a full-blown full length sub. I still quite like it (although a bit slow to start, weak at the end, and needs a bit more in the middle...).
It also reminds me that if it's September it must be NewsBiscuit's birthday -- 4 this month! Suddenly the reason behind the pope's visit to Blighty becomes clear...
Someone finally tells Jim Davidson, “It’ not that you’re non-PC, it’s that you’re non-funny”
Former gameshow host and failed reality TV star Jim Davidson was reported to be ‘sad, disappointed, but also slightly relieved’ to discover that his recent inability to get a TV show was due to his being relentlessly unamusing, and not because of his controversial views on ethnic minorities, women, and homosexuals.
“For years I thought I wasn’t getting a primetime slot because telly’s full of poofs, dykes and fuzzy-wuzzies who were too easily offended. Instead, it turns out that bugging my eyes while doing a West Indian accent, and making continual references to ‘Nick-Nick’ are just really lame.”
Davidson, who still maintains that his imaginary black friends think the term fuzzy-wuzzy makes them sound warm and cuddly, was also surprised to learn that his apparent popularity with the armed forces was largely down to his performances taking place on military bases, where the audience wasn’t actually allowed to leave without permission.
Matt Williams, the passerby who explained the situation to Davidson when they met outside a West End branch of Dixons, insisted he had only done what any decent person would have done in the same situation.
“There wasn’t time to think,” said the good Samaritan, “I just acted on instinct. But it’s important to remember that there’s more to be done; there are still plenty of people out there – of all races colours and creeds – still unfunny, and still trying to get TV shows. Now, I don’t suppose anyone has Harry Enfield’s address to hand, do they?”
Meanwhile Davidson, pleased he doesn’t have to risk bankruptcy again trying to find new ways to amuse the nation and upset Guardian readers, is re-training to join the social work department of his local borough, Lambeth.