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Quiz about Comedians and their Catchphrases
Quiz about Comedians and their Catchphrases

Comedians and their Catchphrases Quiz

Match the comedians with their best known catchphrases. This quiz has a British/Irish bias.

A matching quiz by bwfc10. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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4 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
# Qns
Avg Score
7 / 10
Last 3 plays: Guest 78 (10/10), Airborne52 (7/10), Guest 82 (0/10).
Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
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1. "I wanna tell you a story."  
Arthur Askey
2. "How tickled I am."  
Bruce Forsyth
3. "Hello, my darlings!"  
Tommy Trinder
4. "Now there's a funny thing!"  
Max Bygraves
5. "Goodnight, thank you and may your God go with you."  
Max Miller
6. "You lucky people!"  
Frank Carson
7. "Nice to see you, to see you nice"  
Tommy Cooper
8. "Just like that!"  
Ken Dodd
9. "Before your very eyes!"  
Charlie Drake
10. "It's a cracker!"  
Dave Allen

Most Recent Scores
Sep 25 2023 : Guest 78: 10/10
Sep 21 2023 : Airborne52: 7/10
Sep 12 2023 : Guest 82: 0/10
Sep 03 2023 : Guest 82: 10/10
Sep 02 2023 : Guest 81: 3/10
Sep 02 2023 : Guest 2: 8/10
Aug 26 2023 : pughmv: 10/10
Aug 24 2023 : Guest 1: 2/10
Aug 14 2023 : Guest 82: 8/10

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. "I wanna tell you a story."

Answer: Max Bygraves

Max Bygraves was an English entertainer, actor, songwriter and TV host who performed comedy routines as well as singing. He was born Walter William Bygraves but during his time in the Royal Air Force, he entertained his fellow troops with impersonations, especially of Max Miller (a music hall comedian). From then on he was known as Max Bygraves.
2. "How tickled I am."

Answer: Ken Dodd

Ken Dodd was born in Knotty Ash, a suburb of Liverpool, in 1927 and died in the same the same house in 2018. Known as "Doddy" he had a long and varied career as a singer, writer and comedian. Part of his act was to carry a feather duster, known as his "tickling stick", hence his catchphrase.
3. "Hello, my darlings!"

Answer: Charlie Drake

Charles Edward Springall was born in 1925 in London, England. He starred in films, television series and was a writer, singer and comedian. Later in his career, he changed from comedy to straight acting.
4. "Now there's a funny thing!"

Answer: Max Miller

Max Miller was born Thomas Henry Sargent and was known for his nickname as "The Cheeky Chappie". He was a comedian, singer and actor and at one time was the highest paid variety performer. His racy acts though curtailed a lot of his appearances as he would not compromise to authority and it stopped his radio career.
5. "Goodnight, thank you and may your God go with you."

Answer: Dave Allen

Dave Allen was an Irish comedian born in Dublin. His popularity rose when he was signed by the BBC and had his own series of shows. His material was always centered around political and religious figures especially in Northern Ireland, both Roman Catholics and Protestants.
6. "You lucky people!"

Answer: Tommy Trinder

Tommy Trinder was an English comedian born in London in 1909 and is best remembered for his work in music and dance halls, variety clubs, movies, radio and musical revues. In later life, he performed in pantomimes when other work dried up.
7. "Nice to see you, to see you nice"

Answer: Bruce Forsyth

Many of Bruce's catchphrases came from the game shows he hosted over the years - "Didn't they do well', "Give us a twirl", "Good game, good game". He was in the entertainment industry for over seventy years as a singer, dancer, actor, comedian and television show host.
8. "Just like that!"

Answer: Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper was born in Caerphilly, Wales in 1921 and died at the age of 63 whilst performing on live television. He was a master magician and drew his comedy from his numerous 'failed' magic tricks which he perfected over his career. At 6 feet 5 inches tall, and wearing his trademark red fez he was instantly recognizable.
9. "Before your very eyes!"

Answer: Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey was born in 1900 and had a long career in radio, television, variety shows and pantomime until his death in 1982. His other catchphrases were "Hello playmates!" and " I thank you".
10. "It's a cracker!"

Answer: Frank Carson

Frank Carson was a Northern Ireland comedian who gained popularity when he was seen on British television shows such as "Opportunity Knocks", "The Comedians" and later the children's series "Tiswas". Another popular catchphrase of his was "It's the way I tell 'em".
Source: Author bwfc10

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