Ken Dodd

Delighted to see Ken Dodd again and still performing to a packed Grand Theatre at 88 years of age! I first saw him in a summer show at Blackpool Opera House when I was about 7 or 8 – that’s nearly 50 years ago. He was one of those artistes who drew me into the theatre and made it a passion for life.  He truly is the last of that great generation of 20th Century comedians who worked through the Music Hall and Variety traditions – we shall not see his like again and I urge you to see him while you still can. Travesty that he has not yet been given a Knighthood. He deserves it in spades for all the laughter and happiness he has given for decades and to millions!