Tim Quinn and Kend Dodd in 2016. Image: Made in Liverpool TV

In Memoriam: Comic Strip star and Comedian Sir Ken Dodd – Happiness and Tears

Writer, publisher, raconteur and fellow Liverpudlian Tim Quinn pays tribute to comedian Ken Dodd, who died yesterday aged 90, who was not only a star of TV and stage, but comics, too… “Ken Dodd was a true legend across Great Britain,” says Tim. “For me (and many others) he was the Funniest Man in theContinue reading In Memoriam: Comic Strip star and Comedian Sir Ken Dodd – Happiness and Tears

Minnie the Minx prepares to take on Bruce Forsyth in a celebrity-packed 2006 issue of The Beano. © DC Thomson

Farewell to Bruce Forsyth, TV – and comic strip – star

This week saw the passing of TV legend Sir Bruce Forsyth, his death and lengthy TV career marked with many tributes in newspapers, on TV news and online. It’s been noted that despite his undoubted small screen success he apparently regreted never making it big in the United States or film. But the man whoContinue reading Farewell to Bruce Forsyth, TV – and comic strip – star

British Comedy Conference seeks papers on comedy and comics

The organisers of the Sixth International Comedy Conference, which will take place later at the University of Salford have issued a Call for Papers. The theme for this year’s two-day conference is ‘Drawing The Line’ and the academic event aims to push the boundaries and take on board topics that deal with comedy and humourContinue reading British Comedy Conference seeks papers on comedy and comics