All's Going Well

Doggerel Dave

These seasoned performers back in the day

Gave a performance I still like to hear.

Tickled my sense of humour all the way,

So forget telling me it’s not Shakespeare.


  • Author: Doggerel Dave (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 5th, 2021 18:53
  • Comment from author about the poem: A light humorous interlude presented to you by Dame Margaret Rutherford and Mr Frankie Howerd OBE
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 26


  • FredPeyer

    Fun to listen to and even more fun to read your poem!

    • Doggerel Dave

      Thanks Fred. Need to ease up sometimes, have some fun before I go all heavy again.

      • FredPeyer

        We all need to ease up once in a while and you are doing it well!

      • dusk arising

        Shakespear was performed as a comedy in its day. There's still a lot of good fun stuff from yesteryear on film and very enjoyable. But stuff like ted ray, arthur haynes, harry worth, charlie drake and morecombe and wise just don't work as funny anymore.

        Times move on. Theres a UK tv channel shows old movies and i've tried watching 40's comedy but its banal. To a certain extent, a lot of comedy styles have an expiry date it seems.

        • Doggerel Dave

          So if I read between the lines dusk, you are giving this the thumbs down? Fair enough. I too don't think I could sit with those guys you mention either. But I classify this one as still part of the 'good fun stuff from yesteryear'. Matter of taste, and for me nostalgia as I first heard it as a kid.
          I actually prefer cutting edge stand up, which comments on the mores , values of today - that I seek out when I'm after a laugh.

        • Goldfinch60

          It is amazing what things we see tickle our sense of humour.


          • Doggerel Dave

            Did it not tickle yours, Andy?

          • orchidee

            I've not seen a proper comedy show since, ooh, about 1978!
            On telly they say 'New comedy show coming soon', and show a traiIer. I say 'Where is the comedy?' Laugh? I never even started!
            Stand-up comedians are the worst.

            • Doggerel Dave

              Ah orch, you've got the wrong telly. Keep one in Sydney - and be prepared to use the remote in a selective manner.
              Your debate properly belongs with dusk - you both need to sort this out between you.
              I know wot I likes....

              • orchidee

                I've gone to bed thankfully, when the horror of stand-up comedians show comes on! There's so much rubbish I miss, by not seeing late-night telly! It's a pity I miss it, but there you go.

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