Cannon & Ball back at the Futurist

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COMEDY veterans Cannon & Ball are back at the Futurist Theatre next Wednesday, for the second of two shows.

In their prime, in the 80s, Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball were one of Britain’s funniest and most successful double acts.

Today, they still have countless fans and continue to perform all over the country.

In their long joint career they have achieved a string of honours that puts them among the all-time greats of showbusiness, says a spokesman.

They have had their own TV series and guested on the shows of other people including Wogan, Parkinson and Des O’Connor.

The duo have performed at several royal variety shows and were featured in a BBC documentary called Funny Business, about comedy double acts, alongside Martin and Lewis, Laurel and Hardy, and Morecambe and Wise.

They are the only act to have won three National Club awards and their film The Boys in Blue became a video best seller.

The pair are devout Christians and have published a book called Christianity for Beginners. Bobby Ball became a born-again Christian in 1986 and Tommy Cannon in 1992, their conversion having a lot to do with the re-kindling of their broken friendship. They now regularly feature in their own gospel show in churches around the country.