It is hard to put a name to Boothby Graffoe's classy comedy style.
There are gags, but he's not a gags man. There is absurdity, but he's not really absurd.
I know what this is: it's that little-practised art beloved of the English gentleman: humour. An art form which takes charm and some old-fashioned wit. Both of which Graffoe has in spades.
The material is eclectic. Part one embraced everything from irradiated super sheep on Scottish hillsides to Norfolk taxi drivers whipping along their Vauxhall Astras as if there were real horses under the bonnet.
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It also featured Graffoe's classic romantic song: 'Bunji Girl, she comes and goes.'
Part two was more contemplative in mood – including every amateur sailor's nightmare ditty: 'Does anyone know how to sail this boat?' and the true tale of the middle-class man stalked by a knife-wielding lunatic who stunned his adversary with the line: “Iterribly sorry, I think I'm going to have to run away...”
- 1 Vision for multi-million pound new Norwich venue revealed
- 2 Murder investigation launched after woman found dead following house fire
- 3 11 Norfolk cafés perfect for outdoor dining
- 4 Police reopen road following earlier crash
- 5 Child taken to hospital after being pulled from the sea
- 6 Thieves swam across river to steal paddleboards from new firm
- 7 Be lord of the manor: Site of forgotten mansion for sale for £2.3m
- 8 Murdered Norfolk mum's bravery has helped family through their darkest days
- 9 Oh deer! Muntjac escorted out of Tesco after sprinting into bakery
- 10 Two city businesses on the move as mystery new tenant hovers
It may sound disparate, and no one could say it was really ground breaking, but this quiet comedian, who is featured in shows like Radio 4's 'No Particular Order' left me with the sense I had been taken somewhere new, and looked at life from a different angle. And that's what it's all about, isn't it?