The first thing the manager said to me was, “Crackon, Dodd. I’ve got this theatre cleared by 2am.” I told him, “Looks like we’ll have to do the second half outside the town hall, then”. – “Are you looking at your watch, sir? You don’t need a watch, you need a calendar. We should be finished by Tuesday.” “The sooner you laugh at jokes, the sooner you can go home. But they say, the breakfast here is good.” – “This isn’t television, Mrs. You can’t turn me off.”

Ken Todd

The Economist | The last of Vaudeville

Sir Ken Dodd, comedian, died on March 11th, aged 90.

https://www.economist.com/news/obituary/21739136-britains-only-remaining-front-cloth-comedian-was-90-ken-dodd-died-march-11th?frsc=dg%7Ce

 

The first thing the manager said to me was, “Crackon, Dodd. I’ve got this theatre cleared by 2am.” I told him, “Looks like we’ll have to do the second half outside the town hall, then”. – “Are you looking at your watch, sir? You don’t need a watch, you need a calendar. We should be finished by Tuesday.” “The sooner you laugh at jokes, the sooner you can go home. But they say, the breakfast here is good.” – “This isn’t television, Mrs. You can’t turn me off.”

Ken Dodd

 

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