RIP Victoria Wood

One week ago today I posted my Victoria Wood challenge skit on here, and today she died. A mere 62 years old. Obviously I’d been thinking a lot about her lately, so I felt more personally affected by the news than I might otherwise have done. I’d been watching a lot of her old sketches over the last few weeks and remembering what a big part of my comedy-appreciation formative years she was!

As a little tribute, I will share this skit of hers from 1988. How many celebs can you spot in the audience?

So long Victoria, thanks for all the laughs…

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43 responses to “RIP Victoria Wood

  1. I had never heard of her before I saw your skit. But now that I’ve watched both your version of her and HER version of her, well, I realized that I’ve missed out. RIP funny lady.

    Your skit was spot on!

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  2. She was darn funny. You did good by her, Vanessa.

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  3. Thanks for posting the clip. I didn’t know who she was. Funny woman. Sorry to hear she passed so young. (62 seems young to me.)

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  4. Very funny. Now I’ll have to see your version.

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  5. That’s wild. She must have seen your vlog in her honor and felt her life was fulfilled. She had nothing else to stay on earth for.

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  6. I had not heard of her before your post Vanessa. I can see that I have missed out. May she rest in peace.

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  7. Reminds me a tad of Carol Burnett–but I’d not known of her before this clip. Tsk

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  8. A toast to her influence on you and others.

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  9. As soon as I heard the news of her death I thought of your excellent tribute skit. So sad that such a wonderful comedienne, actor and entertainer should go so young when she still had so much to give.
    Any non-Brits who have not seen her work should go and check her out on YouTube. There is one old clip from a show where she discusses pregnancy, labour and new motherhood. I defy any woman who has had a baby to watch it and not shriek with laughter.
    She completely changed my views on the hostess trolley and Woman’s Weekly. RIP.

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    • Yes, I thought a few of my blog followers would think of me when they heard the news! Very sad. I’ve seen that pregnancy clip shared on a few places, I saw it ages ago but not recently, I must! Woman’s Weekly – I know what that refers to *snigger.

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  10. That’s freaky. Hey…could you possibly do a Donald Trump skit? Quickly!

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  11. What a riot…What a delight! RIP ❤

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  12. I hadn’t heard of her before, and now, well, I won’t forget her. Or your “impersonation” of her.

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  13. She was a very funny lady, Vanessa, and very quick and clever!

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  14. So that’s who you were imitating. You’re good.

    And now I’m sad she’s gone.

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  15. Shame she wasn’t world famous. Her humour and timing in her writing was exceptional. My wife was a big fan so I’ve become so as well. What is it with 2016 and celebrity. Seems another famous and talented loss every couple of days at the moment.

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  16. Great skit, Vanessa; lovely tribute. I didn’t know who she was before you introduced her to us. I’m sorry she’s gone.

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  17. 2016 is shaping up to be a big one for losses in the entertainment world. Such a shame to lose so many of them at relatively young ages, too. Thanks for sharing her talents with us!

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  18. Ohhh, she was waaay too young to leave us. Fun skit – and fun to compare yours of hers. Good job!

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  19. That’s pretty creepy! I had started a birthday post about stars who shared my day and the lack of them except for Balls Mahoney. I know. I had to look him up. He was a wrestler on WWE. I say ‘was’ because he died on our Birthday!!!!

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  20. I didn’t know she died, I was just starting my next trip. She was quite funny. My wife, being from Oxford, would pick up up stuff from her little skits that were beyond me.

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