- Category : Entertainment-Comedy
- Type : MGP
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Split - Small (2,29,34,57)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Explanation 3
British stand-up comic known as being abusive, racist and crude…but hilarious as seen by his immense popularity at clubs all over the UK. He has, nonetheless, been banned from national television.
After serving in the Army in 1948-1949, Manning began his professional career as a singer, first with the Oscar Raven Dance Band in London. Fat and always a heavy drinker, he soon branched out and began performing his comedic routine, using his natural cynicism and scathing wit to attract a wide fan following. In his act, which has remained basically unchanged over the years, he appears to be the ultimate misanthrope, without a good word for anyone, and many consider him to be the funniest man in Britain. With Michael Ginley, he co-authored a book, "The Bernard Manning Blue Joke," 1981.