Tommy Cooper was Chaos Theory presented in a format we could all understand. A comedian’s comedian. And who’s opinions are comedians concerned with, for that matter who’s opinions are entertainers concerned with? It must be the case they become less and less concerned about the opinions of their public. So the opinions of their peers are the ones that count. I would guess Bob Monkhouse, Ronnie Barker, Tommy Cooper would be the peer to peer pecking order for British comedians of the late 20th century.
Tommy Cooper Wearing His Words t shirt by Daniel Davidson