How tickled are you?
The British comedian, singer and songwriter is famous for his buck teeth, frizzy hair, feather duster (or "tickling stick"), and his catchphrases. He mainly works in the music hall tradition, although, in the past, has occasionally appeared in drama as well. Dodd is loved by millions for his fast stand-up comedy. Did you know that Ken Dodd earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the longest joke telling session? 1500 jokes in three and a half hours. That’s 7.14 jokes per minute! Come by and laugh it up with Ken Dodd!
1927: Born Kenneth Arthur Dodd in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, England
1954: First professional performance at the Empire Theatre in Nottingham
1960: First single “Love is Like a Violin”
1976: Performed at “A Jubilee Of Music”
1982: Awarded an OBE
1997: Honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University
2009: A statue of Ken Dodd was unveiled in Lime Street Station, Liverpool