A Celebration of the Comedy Underdog 

The Golden Age of Television was blessed with some of the best-loved of comedians, but why are Eric and Ernie,  Tommy Cooper and Frankie Howerd so fondly remembered, while Arthur Haynes and Charlie Drake and Harry Worth languish in the archives? They are true heroes of comedy unrepeated and, as often as not, forgotten. These and other once celebrated stars, from the silent days of Hollywood to the comedy club boom, at last come under the spotlight in this affectionate salute to the comedy underdog.

A lavishly illustrated presentation by comedy historian Robert Ross, it is a companion piece to his latest book on the subject in which dazzling impressionist Florence Desmond, slapstick maestro Derek Royle, and forgotten third stooge Shemp Howard are celebrated and reappraised.

Not only that but there will be an extract from arguably the funniest film ever made, its stars amongst those forgotten heroes of comedy…forgotten no longer.

Show Details

Date of event:

11th October 2018

Event details:

7.30pm £10/£12

How to book

In person at The Ropewalk

Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5JT, which is open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm, and Sunday and Bank Holidays, 10am to 4pm. There is no additional charge for cash and card transactions in person.

By telephone 01652 660380

Please pay by credit or debit card. An additional charge of £2 is applied to cover customer not present transaction cost and postage.

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