Frankie Howerd.

Frankie Howerd

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DVD/Blu-ray review: The Ladykillers

The last great Ealing Comedy, in a pristine restored print.

Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, 8th November 2020

Stunning portraits of stellar stand-ups

From Ken Dodd and his tickling stick to Nina Conti and her monkey, Guardian photographer Tristram Kenton has snapped a host of superb comedians on stage.

Tristram Kenton, The Guardian, 9th September 2020

New Frankie Howerd play to tour

A new play about Frankie Howerd's personal life is to tour. Howerd's End focuses on the clandestine relationship between the comedy star and his boyfriend Dennis Heymer.

British Comedy Guide, 7th March 2020

Seven comedy icons with a seedy reputation

It seems that every day a new showbusiness career lies in tatters as the world finally catches up to the men who abuse their power to harass and grope women. But for decades bad behaviour has gone unpunished... here are seven comedians beloved in their day - and some even now - despite widespread reports of pretty salacious behaviour that surely would not be tolerated today.

Chortle, 20th November 2017

Beryl Vertue: People don't give British comedy a chance

She represented Spike Milligan, Tony Hancock and Frankie Howerd. But Beryl Vertue refuses to believe that comedy's best days are behind us.

Ben Lawrence, The Telegraph, 16th March 2017

New play about Frankie Howerd announced

Howerd's End, a new play about the career and private life of Frankie Howerd, has been announced. The script by Mark Farrelly has been endorsed by the Frankie Howerd Trust.

British Comedy Guide, 6th March 2017

York unveils a new blue plaque for Frankie Howerd

A new blue plaque dedicated to comedy actor Frankie Howerd has been unveiled at his birthplace in York.

British Comedy Guide, 26th July 2016

New exhibit shows archive pictures of BBC comedians

Compton Verney exhibition charts 60 years of comedy, from Hancock's Half Hour to Miranda Hart.

Mark Brown, The Guardian, 26th June 2016