Joke of the week: Chic Murray on diet fads

Chic Murray. Picture: TSPL

Chic Murray. Picture: TSPL

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“There’s a new slimming course just out where they remove all your bones. Not only do you weigh less, but you also look so much more relaxed.”

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Born in Greenock as Charles Thomas McKinnon, Chic Murray became a Scottish comedy institution known for his quick-fire gags and the signature bunnet perched on top of his head. Murray went on to inspire some of the biggest names in stand-up, including Billy Connolly and Kevin Bridges. Murray passed away in Edinburgh in 1985.

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