In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project

In Search of My Father 2017 Writing Project
In Search of My Father, 2017 writing project supported by The National Lottery through the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

Saturday, 26 November 2016

MICHAEL BENTINE




Today, 26 November 2016, it's 20 years since we lost Michael Bentine at 74. I thought he was a comedy genius.

I enjoyed him as a Goon, as presenter of It's A Square World and Potty Time, as a writer and as a chat show guest.

On hearing of his death, I wrote this little poem:

MICHAEL BENTINE

I thought he was bonkers,
then bonkers made me laugh,
but sharp mind and sharp wit
balanced the sense of it.
Take a bow, clever clown,
now my mouth's painted down.

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