Benny Hill, World Famous Comedic Genius

By | November 26, 2017

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JANUARY 01: (AUSTRALIA OUT) Photo of English comedian Benny Hill (1925-1992) dressed as his character Fred Scuttle posed circa 1975. (Photo by GAB Archive/Redferns)

British comedian, Benny Hill was quite possibly one of the best known, longest running funny men in recent history; although somewhat underrated. His style was bit quirky, outrageous and wildly inappropriate at times, but he usually got the big laughs!

Like a person’s perception of clothing, cars and, taste in general, many topics are extremely relative. Meaning, it is subjective and what you like may be unappealing or downright repulsive to someone else. That doesn’t mean one is right and the other is wrong. It is simply a personal association. Humor is no exception to this rule. For example, some people have a dry sense of humor, some have a sarcastic sense of humor and some have absolutely NO sense of humor. I can understand how different subjects strike people differently than others, but I will never understand a person with no sense of humor. What a boring life that must be!

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Hill had a humble beginning as a milkman but soon landed a few gigs at social clubs, nightclubs and eventually theaters. From there he made appearances on British radio shows. Hill’s given name was Alfred Hill, but he adopted the stage name of “Benny” Hill in honor of his own personal favorite comedian, Jack Benny.