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Curtis Pritchard criticised over ‘vulgar’ joke about date ‘screaming in pain’ in awkward stand-up performance

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Curtis Pritchard’s comedy performance on Stand Up and Deliver has been criticised after he told a “vulgar“ and “career-ending“ joke.

The Love Island star, 25, was told he should steer clear from comedy after his attempts to become a stand-up comic were met with a frosty reaction from the audience and viewers at home.

Curtis, who is on good terms with ex Amy Hart after their split, was among stars who learned stand-up comedy from the professionals for the series in support of Stand Up To Cancer.

He was given guidance Loose Women star and comedian Judi Love, 40, who was his mentor on the show.

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But, his jokes appeared to go down like a lead balloon and he received boos after he cracked a gag he was warned by Judi not to tell.

The air turned blue as Curtis told a horrifying story about how he got lubricant mixed up with hand sanitiser.

He said: “We’re all into hand sanitise now, with this Covid situation.

“I tell you, this one time, I bring this girl home and take her upstairs into the bedroom. And she says she likes it in the dark.”

The camera then cut to Judi who said: “I told him… I didn’t even know he was gonna do this joke. I told him to take this joke out.”


On stage Curtis continued: “I went down and reached into the bottom drawer to pull out my extra curricular activity equipment, we shall say.

“I got some lubricant out, two squirts. You don't want anymore than that otherwise it's like a slip and slide. You'll be slipping off the bed and you won't know what hole it's gone in. It's like throwing a sausage down a hallway. It's ridiculous.”

As the audience remained silent he went on: “But, she starts screaming when I rub it on the area and I’m thinking: ‘Wow am I this good or something?’ She’s like: ‘It’s burning, it’s burning’.

“So I say: ‘Quick wash it off!’ I turn the lights on and I look down to my right and I’ve got a tub of hand sanitiser next to me.”

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Both the audience and fellow celebrities, including Katie McGlynn reacted in shock as he finished the joke.

Curtis then finished his skit and was met with a mixture of applause and boos as he left the stage.

Meanwhile, viewers at home shared their views on social media.

One fan wrote: “A career ending performance from Curtis. Charity or not he came across as a right creep.”

Another added: “Blimey. Curtis died about 12 times during that performance.”

A third shared: “Curtis is so awkward… the silence is deafening. He went down like a lead balloon.”

A fourth posted: “Curtis' act was abysmal and vulgar, very unfunny.”

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