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->''"Every interview I do with young journalists and people from the young world of comedy they always ask the same questions – Homophobic? Racist? And you are always on the back foot, they never get a chance to see me on the front foot until they come and see me on stage – and then they’ve probably already written the review."''


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* MotorMouth: He spoke very quickly in his younger days. As he got older and his performance style changed, so did his delivery.



* VulgarHumor: This is about 75% of Davidson's stage act. The adult pantomimes tend to swing between this and the BottomOfTheBarrelJoke.

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* VulgarHumor: This is about 75% of Davidson's his stage act. The adult pantomimes tend to swing between this and the BottomOfTheBarrelJoke.


* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: His early stage persona was very different. He started out as a MotorMouth joke-teller who used little to no profanity. He was inspired to use swearing after seeing Creator/SamKinison and it wasn't until the nineties that he abandoned joke-telling in favour of anecdoctal story-telling. Also, while his act consisted of very un-PC material (most infamously the Chalky White character), it wasn't as offensive as it would later become.



* [[VulgarHumor Vulgar Humour]] This is about 75% of Davidson's stage act. The adult pantomimes tend to swing between this and the BottomOfTheBarrelJoke.

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* [[VulgarHumor Vulgar Humour]] VulgarHumor: This is about 75% of Davidson's stage act. The adult pantomimes tend to swing between this and the BottomOfTheBarrelJoke.BottomOfTheBarrelJoke.
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James Cameron Davidson OBE (born 13 December 1953 in Kidbrooke, Greenwich, UsefulNotes/{{London}}) is a British, specifically English, stand-up comedian, actor, performer and television presenter. Among other distinctions, he hosted the television shows ''Series/BigBreak'' and ''Series/TheGenerationGame''. A performer who has never knowingly been politically correct, he was also responsible for adult Main/{{Pantomime}} shows such as ''Boobs in the Wood'' and ''Theatre/{{Sinderella}}''. Like contemporaries such as Creator/BernardManning, his career has been full of controversies and accusations of racism, sexism and homophobia; his right-wing political sympathies have never been hidden and a massive part of his persona appears to be based on RefugeInAudacity.

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James Cameron Davidson OBE (born 13 December 1953 in Kidbrooke, Greenwich, UsefulNotes/{{London}}) is a British, specifically English, stand-up comedian, actor, performer and television presenter. Among other distinctions, he hosted the television shows ''Series/BigBreak'' and ''Series/TheGenerationGame''. He also had his own BritCom, ''Series/UpTheElephantAndRoundTheCastle'' and its sequel, ''Home James'' and was a regular guest on SaturdayMorningKidsShow ''Series/{{Tiswas}}''. A performer who has never knowingly been politically correct, he was also responsible for adult Main/{{Pantomime}} shows such as ''Boobs in the Wood'' and ''Theatre/{{Sinderella}}''. Like contemporaries such as Creator/BernardManning, his career has been full of controversies and accusations of racism, sexism and homophobia; his right-wing political sympathies have never been hidden and a massive part of his persona appears to be based on RefugeInAudacity.


* [[VulgarHumor Vulgar Humour]] This is about 75% of Davidson's stage act. The adult pantomimes tend to swing between this and BottomOfTheBarrelJokes.

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* [[VulgarHumor Vulgar Humour]] This is about 75% of Davidson's stage act. The adult pantomimes tend to swing between this and BottomOfTheBarrelJokes.the BottomOfTheBarrelJoke.


* [[VulgarHumor Vulgar Humour]] This is about 75% of Davidson's stage act. The adult pantomimes tend to swing between this and BottomOfTheBarrelWriting.

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* [[VulgarHumor Vulgar Humour]] This is about 75% of Davidson's stage act. The adult pantomimes tend to swing between this and BottomOfTheBarrelWriting.BottomOfTheBarrelJokes.


* SirSwearsALot: His live act treats swearing as punctuation.

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* SirSwearsALot: His live act treats swearing as punctuation.punctuation.
* [[VulgarHumor Vulgar Humour]] This is about 75% of Davidson's stage act. The adult pantomimes tend to swing between this and BottomOfTheBarrelWriting.


* GuiltyPleasures: As with his contemporary Creator/BernardManning, a surprising number of the alternative comedians who despise Davidson in public in public for his crass racism and non-PC attitudes will tell you they secretely like his comedy. Not because of the content or the nature of the jokes - but because they recognise he is a master of the art of stand-up comedy, had an impeccable sense of timing, and knew how to work a room. As with Manning, credit is given where it is due: A davidson set is also regarded as a masterclass in comedy. The pity to many is that it is used to deliver such crass, tawdry and indefensible material and any appreciation of Davidson's talent is tempered by the recognition that he genuinely does seem to be casually racist, sexist and homophobic, even off-stage.
* ClusterFBomb: Any live venue where Jim performs will be the Dresden of the Cluster F-Bomb.

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* ClusterFBomb: Any live venue where Jim performs will be the Dresden of the Cluster F-Bomb.
* GuiltyPleasures: As with his contemporary Creator/BernardManning, a surprising number of the alternative comedians who despise Davidson in public in public for his crass racism and non-PC attitudes will tell you they secretely secretly like his comedy. Not because of the content or the nature of the jokes - but because they recognise he is a master of the art of stand-up comedy, had has an impeccable sense of timing, and knew knows how to work a room. As with Manning, credit is given where it is due: A davidson Davidson set is also regarded as a masterclass in comedy. The pity to many is that it is used to deliver such crass, tawdry and indefensible material and any appreciation of Davidson's talent is tempered by the recognition that he genuinely does seem to be casually racist, sexist and homophobic, even off-stage.
* ClusterFBomb: Any live venue where HamAndDeadpanDuo: Jim performs will be the Dresden of the Cluster F-Bomb.and John Virgo, his co-host on ''Series/BigBreak''. John Virgo was a deadpan, morose-looking, professional snooker player.


* Blackface: His comedy West Indian character Chalky White (since pretty much dropped from the set) was a sound-only version of blackface, which took White British perceptions of West Indian people [[UpToEleven way past eleven]] and well across the line of racism.
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* Blackface: {{Blackface}}: His comedy West Indian character Chalky White (since pretty much dropped from the set) was a sound-only version of blackface, which took White British perceptions of West Indian people [[UpToEleven way past eleven]] and well across the line of racism.
* GuiltyPleasure:GuiltyPleasures: As with his contemporary Creator/BernardManning, a surprising number of the alternative comedians who despise Davidson in public in public for his crass racism and non-PC attitudes will tell you they secretely like his comedy. Not because of the content or the nature of the jokes - but because they recognise he is a master of the art of stand-up comedy, had an impeccable sense of timing, and knew how to work a room. As with Manning, credit is given where it is due: A davidson set is also regarded as a masterclass in comedy. The pity to many is that it is used to deliver such crass, tawdry and indefensible material and any appreciation of Davidson's talent is tempered by the recognition that he genuinely does seem to be casually racist, sexist and homophobic, even off-stage.


James Cameron Davidson OBE (born 13 December 1953 in Kidbrooke, Greenwich, UsefulNotes/{{London}}) is a British, specifically English, stand-up comedian, actor, performer and television presenter. Among other distinctions, he hosted the television shows ''Series/BigBreak'' and ''Series/TheGenerationGame''. A performer who has never knowingly been politically correct, he was also responsible for adult UsefulNotes/{{Pantomime}} shows such as ''Boobs in the Wood'' and ''Sinderella''. Like contemporaries such as Creator/BernardManning, his career has been full of controversies and accusations of racism, sexism and homophobia; his right-wing political sympathies have never been hidden and a massive part of his persona appears to be based on RefugeInAudacity.

!!Cheeky cockney tropes in the life and work of this performer include:

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James Cameron Davidson OBE (born 13 December 1953 in Kidbrooke, Greenwich, UsefulNotes/{{London}}) is a British, specifically English, stand-up comedian, actor, performer and television presenter. Among other distinctions, he hosted the television shows ''Series/BigBreak'' and ''Series/TheGenerationGame''. A performer who has never knowingly been politically correct, he was also responsible for adult UsefulNotes/{{Pantomime}} Main/{{Pantomime}} shows such as ''Boobs in the Wood'' and ''Sinderella''.''Theatre/{{Sinderella}}''. Like contemporaries such as Creator/BernardManning, his career has been full of controversies and accusations of racism, sexism and homophobia; his right-wing political sympathies have never been hidden and a massive part of his persona appears to be based on RefugeInAudacity.

!!Cheeky cockney tropes in the life and work of this performer include:include:

* Blackface: His comedy West Indian character Chalky White (since pretty much dropped from the set) was a sound-only version of blackface, which took White British perceptions of West Indian people [[UpToEleven way past eleven]] and well across the line of racism.
* GuiltyPleasure:
* ClusterFBomb: Any live venue where Jim performs will be the Dresden of the Cluster F-Bomb.
* SirSwearsALot: His live act treats swearing as punctuation.

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James Cameron Davidson OBE (born 13 December 1953 in Kidbrooke, Greenwich, UsefulNotes/{{London}}) is a British, specifically English, stand-up comedian, actor, performer and television presenter. Among other distinctions, he hosted the television shows ''Series/BigBreak'' and ''Series/TheGenerationGame''. A performer who has never knowingly been politically correct, he was also responsible for adult UsefulNotes/{{Pantomime}} shows such as ''Boobs in the Wood'' and ''Sinderella''. Like contemporaries such as Creator/BernardManning, his career has been full of controversies and accusations of racism, sexism and homophobia; his right-wing political sympathies have never been hidden and a massive part of his persona appears to be based on RefugeInAudacity.

!!Cheeky cockney tropes in the life and work of this performer include:

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