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    A hernia his agent said, best wishes to Ken and glad all appears to have gone to plan.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/7166591.stm

    Not sure if its been posted but this is Ken's official site with news and perfrmance dates.


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    http://www.kendoddshows.com/
    Could you imagine being stuck in the next bed to Ken Dodd. Sat there with usually nothing to do, you be in stitches yourself - literally!

    Let's hope Doddy has grand health for 2008 and well beyond!!

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    I met him once, had a long chat with him. He was re-opening a shop, I worked in, after major refurbishment. The guy is brilliant and typical of scouse humour. He was slated for half an hour and stayed for two giving out free panto tickets to all the staff. It's true, once he get talking you can't stop him.
    Some of the very best comedians come from Liverpool...and why not!
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    The last time I met Ken was a few months ago in the market facing T.J's. Like me he was getting his fruit and told me he'd been to Liddls to get his bargains. Of course he turned this into a story/joke session and 'held court' at the fruit stall for about half an hour. The tears of happiness were running down our legs.

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    Are you sure Steven, haven't they shut those toilets in London Road?
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    Tickets go on sale Saturday for Ken's capitalof culture performances

    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liver...0252-20539107/

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    I've just been to a preview of Ken Dodds comic tribute (due to be performed at St Georges Hall in April) at the Liverpool Academy of Arts Actors Studio on Seel Street.

    It was a sell out crowd - the intimate venue only holds about 100 people.

    To be honest I didn't know anything about the show beforehand. I wasn't too sure who or what to expect as the tickets only cost 5 each. (Ken Dodd for a fiver - surely not)

    Well, amazingly it was the man himself, Ken Dodd. In fact, it was pretty much just him! There were no support acts to break up his rhythm.

    The act was in two halves. The first half started about 8.00pm and lasted until almost 10pm. This was mainly jokes & funny stories - ie what you expect from Mr Dodd - although no singing.

    As it was a preview show, he had stacks of folders and prompt cards from which to help keep the jokes flowing.

    After a short 15min break came part 2.

    The second half was a little shorter (its not finished). This lasted for about 90mins. This time there weren't any prompt cards.

    Ken talked about some of the Merseyside comics from the past, some of whom he'd met or worked, with such as Arthur Askey & Ted Ray etc... and went on to show some film clips of these performers. There were a few more funny jokes and some singing towards the end.

    It was all very entertaining and I know the people who where lucky enough to get tickets for the finished event at St Georges Hall are going to have a very enjoyable night.

    One last thing. He looked & sounded a 1000% healthier compared to when I saw him last in his show at the Philharmonic back in December.

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    Was anyone here lucky enough to go to this event?
    What a guy.A true scouser.
    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liver...0252-20707075/

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    Quote Originally Posted by John(Zappa) View Post
    Was anyone here lucky enough to go to this event?
    What a guy.A true scouser.
    http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liver...0252-20707075/
    Hello John

    I agree, Ken is incredible -- he embodies all that is good about Liverpool. Long may he continue to give joy and happiness to everyone.

    I have sent this link on to a friend of mine who is a Ken Dodd fan.

    All the best

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    Dodd statue planned for station

    A bronze statue of Liverpool legend Ken Dodd is to be erected at the city's Lime Street Station.


    Ken Dodd was appointed an OBE by
    the Queen in 1982


    The bronze work will be put on the station's main concourse - and should be ready before the end of Capital of Culture year.

    It has been commissioned by Merseytravel and will be designed by Liverpool-based artist Tom Murphy.

    The artwork will show the veteran comic greeting the late Labour MP Bessie Braddock who died in 1970.

    'Personal tribute'

    The star is famous for performing with his feather duster - or "tickling stick" - and has built his shows around Knotty Ash, the Liverpool suburb where he was born.

    Neil Scales, Merseytravel chief executive, said: "This is our personal tribute to a man who continues to bring laughter to millions of people.

    "Lime Street is one of our most important gateways and, in terms of public art on our network; this will be one of the jewels in our crown.

    "Doddy and Battling Bessie will certainly provide a unique welcoming committee!"

    Repeated calls have been made to honour 80-year-old Ken Dodd over the years - and a campaign was recently launched for him to receive a Knighthood.

    He was appointed an OBE by the Queen in 1982.

    Source: BBC NEWS | Merseyside

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    Good, Doddy deserves a statue!

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    Excellent News! Well deserved indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by julieoapw View Post
    Good, Doddy deserves a statue!
    and Battling Bessie.

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    Yes, so does she!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Excellent News! Well deserved indeed.

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    and Battling Bessie.
    Yes and this makes for an interesting and unusual combination of two diverse key figures in Liverpool's history. Great stuff!

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    About time too.Brilliant!

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    it'd be a great tribute to 2 true Scousers who never forgot their roots. the city could do with Bessie now!
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    Great news and about time too !

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    He's a nice chap is Ken
    My brother was having dinner with Doddy yesterday and got my book signed by the good man.[/size]







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    Thanks Ken

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    He's doing great for his age too

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    I hear they want him to be the next host of Cash in the Attic
    It is Accomplished

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaZappathing View Post
    He's a nice chap is Ken
    My brother was having dinner with Doddy yesterday and got my book signed by the good man.[/size]







    ---------- Post added at 07:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:32 PM ----------

    Hi Zap

    I have taken the liberty of cutting and pasting this onto another forum (well actually into a pm) for a lady originally from Portsmouth who lives in Georgia, USA and is a big fan of Doddy's.....

    I shall have to look for the book when I'm over.

    All the best

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi Zap

    I have taken the liberty of cutting and pasting this onto another forum (well actually into a pm) for a lady originally from Portsmouth who lives in Georgia, USA and is a big fan of Doddy's.....

    I shall have to look for the book when I'm over.

    All the best

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    Not a problem Chris. I may be able to get your friend Doddy's autograph - Depends on if my brother remembers to ask him!!
    Let me know and I will see what I can do for you.

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