Ken Dodd.

Ken Dodd: Happiness and Tears by Louis Barfe review

While Happiness And Tears isn't as substantial a book as it looks - a good third is devoted to a 'Doddography' listing his appearances which is for completists only - it offers a brisk, yet comprehensive and meticulously researched, account of this unique comic's untroubled rise, and at least hints at the man beneath.

Steve Bennett, Chortle, 6th January 2020

Happiness and Tears: The Ken Dodd Story review

The comedian had no ambition beyond wanting to keep up a nonstop barrage of terrible jokes.

Roger Lewis, The Times, 16th November 2019

Ken Dodd's gift to neighbours revealed

Sir Ken Dodd's parish church is currently being renovated so that its bell will ring for the first time in 30 years.

Kathryn Ingate, The Daily Express, 1st May 2019

Gold reveals Britain's Greatest Comedian list

Channel Gold has revealed the shortlist of 30 comedians who will be featured in its show Britain's Greatest Comedian.

British Comedy Guide, 1st May 2019

Sir Ken Dodd leaves £27.5 million fortune

Sir Ken Dodd's last laugh... at the taxman! The comedian, who married two days before he died, ensured his £27.5 million fortune went to his new wife without paying a penny in inheritance tax.

Daily Mail, 9th February 2019

Those we have lost in comedy, 2018

It had already been a bad year for comedy industry deaths even before the late-breaking news that legend Dame June Whitfield had died.

Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 30th December 2018

Ken Dodd: How Tickled We Were review

The Liverpool comedian loved by The Beatles is remembered in a fitting tribute that steers clear of sycophancy.

Gerard Gilbert, The Independent, 26th December 2018

Ken Dodd: How Tickled We Were, review

A poignant, life-affirming and frequently tattyfilarious film.

Michael Hogan, The Telegraph, 26th December 2018