by Ted Welch
Wed Oct 22nd, 2008 at 02:24:17 PM EST
"Something for the ladies" as Al Murray would say - offering them white wine - and "pints for the fellas":
Al Murray (Pub Landlord) is a parody of a stereotype - a xenophobic, small-minded, nationalistic, sexist, beer-swilling, 'mans man'. the job of Landlord attracts a range of very strong male character types, the kind of man who likes the dominance of the male presence in Pubs but can reluctantly cope with the ladies too, and although it's in flux or disappearing, people like this still exist but have increasingly become a laughing stock - hence the intentional opportunity you have here. The act itself originates in 1994, with the first national tour occuring during the last few years, and Murray has been nominated several times for the Perrier Comedy Award (and won it once) as well as having had his own UK sitcom, quiz show, and special appearance shows too. Very popular, he certainly is, and very funny.
Women comedians on men and women: