Jasper Carrott – Driven to Distraction: Conclusion
Based on this study of Jasper Carrott’s ‘Mother-in-Law / Learner Driver’ sketch I can conclude that his delivery has indeed become much more polished with time.
In conjunction with intonation, gestures and use of accents, his final act sis so well rehearsed that, grammatically, it is as highly structured as the version found in his ‘A little zit on the side’ book. Indeed the transcript of the 1981 recording needs very little editing to turn it into a written form.
It would be very interesting to study this particular act again in another 5 or 10 years to see if the delivery has improved even further.