With comical Heroes of Sid Field, Frank Randel,
Laurel and Hardy, Les Dawson, Larry Grayson,Morecambe and Wise, Peter Sellers,
The Goons , Frank Spencer, Frankie Howerd and of course Sir Ken Dodd as influences, I have tried to bring that love of comic character into my act.. as well as my dress sense!
After writing comedy for Ken Dodd since 1987 I thought it was about time to stand up and be counted (one!)
It’s not what you say it’s how you say it.
Getting the audience to trust you so that they know you won’t offend or embarrass them.
Just be a little cheeky round the edges.
But how to describe my act?
Well a sort of Pickwickian whimsicality … with hair... and voices.
poster design by THE Andy Mcbain
From 1987 I wrote comedy for Ken Dodd and became a member of the `Comedy writers of great Britain` for a number of years.
I have written material for:
The Ken Dodd green radio show.
Noel Edmonds late late breakfast show
Audience with Ken Dodd one and two.
As well as The Ken Dodd live shows.
I wrote and directed my own show `The House of Whimsy`
(a stand up / music and sketch show in the old style for a family audience) which toured in 2008.
I've also written and directed an open air summer Panto for Morecambe’s Happy Mount park `Snow White` in 2006 which I also acted in
(and I gave myself a good part I can tell you ! one of the perks of the job )
STAND UP COMEDIAN SINCE 2000
Ken Dodds Butler ( 2003)
The Morecambe open air Pantos:
Narrator/guide` Babes in the wood` (2004)
Captain Shiver-me-Timbers ` Dick Whittington`(2005)
Balderdash ` Snow White` (2006)
Narrator/ performer/ guide ` Jack and the Beanstalk` (2007)
& Same Panto and parts but in The Morecambe Winter Gardens (2008)
House of Whimsy Tour April-June 2008
(The House of Whimsy contained two other performersThe marvellous Kriss Foster and the Beguiling Claire Riley
as well as a musical act and the show was written with them in mind. Containing music, stand up and sketches)
Ulverston’s Dickensian festival for two days, Nov 28 & 29th 2009
Radio Cumbria’s ` Nostalgic Radio Show` Live from the Winter gardens Morecambe in which I had 5 mins of my act on air. 31st may 2010.
Blackpool Pleasure Beach Star Idol at the Horseshoe Bar
12th August 2011
OXJAM COMEDY NIGHT
Monday 15th August,2011
Paul Hayes and Golly's Birthday Bash
3rd August 2012
one man show
The Edinburgh Fringe 2014
2nd to the 24th of August
Since the beginning of 2013 until the very end of 2016 I had the joy of playing many different characters in that well known
(and that well run) theatrical company
After Dark Murder Mystery
Attic Door Productions