Ken Dodd is absolutely discumknockerated to be bringing his famous Happiness Show back to the Futurist Theatre, on Saturday August 26 at 7pm.
“By jove, missus!” he said: “I’ve been coming back to Scarborough and this beautiful part of the country for as long as there has been candyfloss and fish and chips.
Over the year’s I’ve learned that Scarborough is the laughter capital of the east coast, and the lovely folk here love nothing better than a good laugh – and that’s what I’m going to give them.
“You see, laughter is the greatest music in the world, and audiences come to my shows at the Futurist wanting to be entertained and to escape the cares and worries of everyday life for a couple of hours.
They certainly don’t want to be embarrassed or insulted with below the belt humour. They want to laugh and have a good night out – and so do I, which is probably why it works.”
Now 84, Ken has a simple philiosphy on his craft. “Comedy should never be over-analysed. It is either funny or it isn’t. There is a subtle difference between those who say funny things and those who say things funny.”