British Comedy Guide

The British Comedy Society

The British Comedy Society

The British Comedy Society is dedicated to preserving and fostering the tradition of British comedy. We organise blue plaques, awards and charitable fundraising events in honour of the greatest successes of British comedy.

Living Legends

Alongside our signature blue plaque programme, the BCS is also proud to honour some of the greatest names of British comedy who are still with us, with a Living Legend award.

Recipient Date Location
Ken Dodd
Presented by Cilla Black
9 November 2003 Fairfield Hall, Croydon
June Whitfield
Presented by Roy Hudd
3 July 2005 Epsom Racecourse
Peter Sallis 24 September 2006 Pinewood Studios
Barry Cryer 22 April 2012 London
Patricia Routledge
Presented by Clive Swift
19 January 2014 Charing Cross Theatre, London
Laurence Marks & Maurice Gran
Presented by Linda Robson & Lesley Joseph
13 September 2015 Leicester Square Theatre, London