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FleetingEileenM



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:10 pm    Post subject: Ken Dodd Reply with quote

I saw him last night in his “Happiness” show for about the fourth or fifth time. He is still fantastic entertainment with so many laughs Laughing There was a fair number of his old familiar jokes but an amazing array of new material as well. I wish I could remember more of it but his delivery is so fast and so varied I just get swept along on a tide of sheer joy and laughter.

I don't know how he does it at the age of 83. Long may he continue. Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree. What I've always liked about Doddy is the fact that he doesn't take his comedy too seriously (or, if he does, he doesn't show it). This contrasts with many stand-up comedians these days who just appear to be working too hard.

I've seen Doddy a couple of times many years ago and he was very, very funny.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've met Ken Dodd twice, the first time when I was seven years old and he came to open our local community centre in St Helens and again about six years ago in a solicitors office in Liverpool when we just both happened to be sitting in reception at the same time

He is just as funny in real life as he is on stage and his 'act' is not an act at all - its just him being totally natural

My dad remembered him going round Liverpool door to door selling cleaning materials more than 60 years ago which is where he got the idea for his 'tickling stick'

He's a national treasure and long may he continue to entertain us
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

About 11 years ago I worked with someone who volunteered at our little local theatre where Ken did a one night stand. She came in exhausted the next day - she had left at 12:30 and he was still going strong, having moved everyone who was still there into the bar. and eventually they had to almost throw him out at about 3:00 so the staff could go home!!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He comes down here quite a lot so I thought that perhaps I should go and see hime for myself. He damned nearly sold out in a week
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