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5:53pm on Thursday, 21st April, 2016:

A Little Unfair


The reports of the death of Victoria Wood on TV and the radio this morning kept referring to her as being one of Britain's "best female comedians". While this is true, I think it's a little unfair.

I remember around 15 or 20 years ago there was a survey done of comedy promoters to find out which acts they would most like to book. It was discovered that there were only three comedians whom promoters felt could fill any venue anywhere in the country: Ken Dodd, Eddie Izzard and Victoria Wood.

Victoria Wood was indeed one of Britain's best female comedians, but she was one of Britain's best comedians full stop.

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