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The Last Laugh

#1 Post by llondel » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:51 pm

A comedian has died on stage and everyone initially thought it was a joke
Veteran stand-up comedian Ian Cognito has died on stage during a performance.

The 60-year-old comic sat down on a stool while breathing heavily, before falling silent for five minutes during his show on Thursday.

Compere Andrew Bird said the crowd at the The Atic bar in Bicester had thought it was a joke, and continued to laugh, unaware something was wrong.

South Central Ambulance Service confirmed Cognito was pronounced dead at the scene.

Mr Bird, who runs the Lone Wolf Comedy Club event at the venue, said Cognito had not been feeling well before the gig started, but insisted on going on stage.

"He was like his old self, his voice was loud. I was thinking 'he's having such a good gig'," Mr Bird said.

Mr Bird said Cognito had even joked about his health during his set, telling the audience: "Imagine if I died in front of you lot here."

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#2 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:57 pm

llondel wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:51 pm
"Imagine if I died in front of you lot here."
Isn't that taking method acting too far?

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#3 Post by ribrash » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:42 pm

Just like Tommy Cooper.
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#4 Post by Woody » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:44 pm

ribrash wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:42 pm
Just like Tommy Cooper.
Remember watching that, thought it was part of his act :-o
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