Comedy duo still love making people laugh

Cannon and Ball
Cannon and Ball
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One of Britain’s funniest and most successful comedy double acts is heading for two dates at Scarborough’s Futurist next month.

The Cannon and Ball Family Laughter Show will be at the venue on Wednesday, August 8, as well as the following Wednesday.

Both shows start at 8pm and feature Stu Francis as the special guest. He is best known for presenting the BBC’s Crackerjack as well as his own ITV show Crush a Grape.

A spokesman says: “Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball are one of Britain’s funniest and most successful double acts and even after years of making people laugh, Tommy and Bobby are still enjoying every minute.

“In their long career they have achieved a string of honours that puts them among the all-time greats of show business.

“On television they have starred in their own series practically every year since 1979.”

He adds that the have also been guests on several major shows including: Wogan, Parkinson, Des O’Connor, Sunday Night at the Palladium, as well as several Royal Variety Shows.

They featured in a BBC Documentary ‘Funny Business’ based on double acts, which also included footage of comedy legends Martin and Lewis, Laurel and Hardy, and Morecambe and Wise. For further information: