The Truth about Goats
Three of the cast of ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ have been found to have deliberately avoided humour for years; relying on bogus laughter-returns and a fake bank account under the name ‘K.Dodd’. With more than two million wry chuckles diverted from the BBC to a Mauritius-based sitcom – about cross-dressing Parakeet.
The scheme involves sending any vestiges of entertainment offshore, only to loan it back, in the form 1970’s banter. Similar comedy avoidance schemes have ensnared Jimmy Carr, by getting him to appear on ‘Countdown’. While for many the line between comedy evasion and comedy avoidance is often blurred, or simply James Corden.