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Bernard Manning (British Comedian)
Date of Birth:
13 August 1930
Date of Death:
18 June 2007
Bernard John Manning was an English stand-up comedian. He was born and brought up in Manchester in the north-west of England.
Manning courted controversy because his act often contained material involving ethnic stereotypes and minority groups. This type of material was commonplace among British stand-up comedians in the 1970s, but was largely excluded from television from the 1980s onward. Manning continued to perform in theatres and pubs until his death. Critics of his humour described much of it as racist, although Manning himself denied this.