- 13 Oct 10
For the middle-aged gay man, the promiscuous clubbing circuit can be a strange place.
ulian Clary had a piece in the Guardian recently about being gay and middle aged. (http://url.ie/7ci5). I made myself read it. I am still in denial about my middle age. For those who don’t know Clary is, he once was big on TV, as a very camp, arch comedian, with a pervy dress sense. He’s still doing the regional British comedy circuit. When boiled down, his humour is classic English single entendre smut. I interviewed him for Hot Press, many moons ago, and I noted how attached he was to his ailing dog, who formed part of his double act on the cabaret circut as The Joan Collins Fan Club. Within a day of publication, Gay Byrne provocatively asked him, live on the Late Late Show, how he was going to cope after her death. He looked shocked and dismayed. Gaybo was never a sentimentalist.