Jim Bowen obituary
Comedian and host of the long-running TV gameshow BullseyeJim Bowen, who has died aged 80, claimed he was the fifth choice to host the long-running TV gameshow Bullseye, but the friendly northern comedian proved to be the perfect fit for the role. After a slow start in 1981, shuttling around the sch... [Read More]
'Non-stop gagster and comedy scientist': Paul O’Grady, Alan Davies and Frank Cottrell Boyce on Ken Dodd
Paul O’Grady’s family cheered him outside court. Alan Davies couldn’t get a word in over lunch. And he got Frank Cottrell Boyce by the chuckle muscle. Stars remember the brilliantly bizarre comedianIf Doddy was doing a show in Liverpool, it was always packed out. He had a fabulous ... [Read More]
Ken Dodd, the man from Mirthy-side: a career in clips and 10 of his best jokes
From the Diddymen to dissecting northern humour, the Liverpudlian’s sense of absurdity never deserted himMy agent died at 90. I always think he was 100 and kept 10% for himself.I do all the exercises every morning in front of the television – up, down, up, down, up, down. Then the other ... [Read More]
Ken Dodd, the man from Mirthy-side: a career in clips
From the Diddymen to dissecting northern humour, the Liverpudlian’s sense of absurdity never deserted him Related: Ken Dodd: last of the music-hall maestros Ken Dodd discussing northern humour on Late Night Line-Up in 1965 pic.twitter.com/qMYkbjGpbz Continue reading...... [Read More]
Tickling sticks laid in tribute at Ken Dodd's Liverpool home
Fans remember comedy legend who ‘broke the mould’ at house where he was born and died A pile of flowers and feather dusters – or “tickling sticks” – has begun to grow outside the 18th-century house in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, where the comedian Ken Dodd was born and... [Read More]
Ken Dodd: last of the music-hall maestros
The veteran’s linguistic prowess, outlandish appearance and musical smarts could tickle any audience into a state of collective ecstasyThe death of Ken Dodd not only leaves the nation a sadder place, it also feels like the end of an era. Doddy, as everyone in the business called him, was the l... [Read More]
Ken Dodd: last of the music-hall maestros
The veteran’s linguistic prowess, outlandish appearance and musical smarts could tickle any audience into a state of collective ecstasyThe death of Ken Dodd not only leaves the nation a sadder place, it also feels like the end of an era. Doddy, as everyone in the business called him, was the l... [Read More]
Sir Ken Dodd obituary
Comedian with an endless desire to make people laugh known for his tickling sticks, Diddymen and marathon stage performancesThe last great “front-cloth” comic of our times, and the last standing true vaudevillian, Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, was even more than that – a force of... [Read More]
Sir Ken Dodd obituary
Comedian with an endless desire to make people laugh known for his tickling sticks, Diddymen and marathon stage performancesThe last great “front-cloth” comic of our times, and the last standing true vaudevillian, Ken Dodd, who has died aged 90, was even more than that – a force of... [Read More]
Five times comedy legend Ken Dodd made us laugh - video
The entertainer Sir Ken Dodd has died at the age of 90, just two days after marrying his long-term partner, Anne Jones. Dodd died on Sunday in the house in which he was born, in the Liverpool suburb of Knotty Ash. His publicist, Robert Holmes, said the comic was 'one of the last music hall... [Read More]