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VIDEO: Kernow King sequel lampoons Coliseum

By Cornish Guardian  |  Posted: January 30, 2013

VIDEO STILL:  The Kernow King paying tribute to the former glory of the Cornwall Coliseum in Carlyon Bay.

VIDEO STILL: The Kernow King paying tribute to the former glory of the Cornwall Coliseum in Carlyon Bay.

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THE ANTICIPATED sequel to a Cornish comedian's internet series on the county was viewed more than 10,000 times in the first 12 hours.

The Kernow King – pseudonym of Ed Rowe – parodied ITV programme Cornwall With Caroline Quentin with his own tongue-in-cheek version, showing less glamorous destinations.

His first episode of Kernow King's Cornwall focused on Roche and has so far been viewed more than 46,000 times.

The second instalment, posted on YouTube on Monday, reminisces about better times at the dilapidated Cornwall Coliseum in Carlyon Bay.

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See the video below. Please note it contains adult content and some swearing.

Raunchier than its predecessor, it describes the days young people used to call the dance floor of disco Gossips "the meat market" and enlisted the help of a cattle prod to pick up "maids".

The Kernow King also educates viewers that Hollywood star Will Smith filmed post-apocalyptic blockbuster I Am Legend at the Coliseum.

"Good ol' Will Smith, he remembers his roots," he says in the video, referring to the previous clip in which he declared the actor was originally from Roche.

The video is also tribute to the former glory of the venue, which once hosted concerts featuring the likes of Bon Jovi, Iron Maiden, The Clash, Deborah Harry, The Jam, Cliff Richard, The Pogues and The Who.

He wraps up the spoof by saying: "The Coliseum shouldn't be like this my darlings. It should've been the Plymouth Pavilions."

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  • Truro_England  |  January 31 2013, 8:36AM

    I think The Kernow King is really good for the County and funny! He shows the County for it really is-- run down, backwards, poor, dont like change,living in the past just like Craggy Island on Father Ted.

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  • ramehead  |  January 30 2013, 3:43PM

    Was there last week.What a sad place it looks.Lots of Private property signs and fencing,derelict buildings and crumbling cliffs and those rusting metal slabs along the beach! Looks like someone is waiting for the public to say tidy it up and hey presto we end up with another exclusive beach community without public access.

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  • shagrats  |  January 30 2013, 1:29PM

    I was a bit sceptical when I saw his first efforts, but he really made me laugh. Everything he says about the coliseum was correct even the bit about the massive nails sticking out of the ship wreck. I am now a fan of the KKK.. Kernow Kings Kernow

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  • First Impressions  |  January 30 2013, 11:44AM

    He can be very funny. One thing's for sure, he's far more entertaining than the dull Caroline Quentin who knows virtually nothing about Cornwall. I remember visiting the Coliseum 30 years ago when they had Kool and the Gang on.....that was when Quentin was probably still at college and probably didn't even know where Cornwall is!

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