Ken Dodd is a Liverpudlian comedian well-known for his rapid delivery of comedy quips and witty one liners, which he integrates into his acts along with singing occasional songs. In his long career, Dodd has charted 19 times in the UK Top 40 charts; including his bestselling single ‘Tears’ (1965). He is also a talented actor and has appeared in several dramas, on television and stage.
Dodd was awarded an OBE in 1982 for his services to show business and charity. He was voted amongst the ‘Top 50 Comedy Acts Ever’ ranking at 36. Dodd is renowned for the length of his onstage performances, and during the 1960s he earned a place in the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s longest ever joke-telling session: 1,500 jokes in three and a half hours (7.14 jokes per minute).
Dodd entertained audiences at the Globe on December 8 1974.