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The Ken Dodd Happiness Show


Ken Dodd

Happiness Show

The Ken Dodd Happiness Show

2002 - Present

Ken Dodd with co-star Dickie Mint

The Ken Dodd Happiness Show

Andy has been making guest appearances with Ken Dodd since January 2002, at dozens of major theatres and concert halls around Britain, including the Birmingham Hippodrome, Manchester Opera House, The Grand Theatre Blackpool, The Brighton Dome, The Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham and the Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool.

A familiar sight for Ken 'House Full' accross the bill  
  Ken on stage

Doddy is a legendary comedian and his performances are famous for going on into the small hours. The house is always full and the atmosphere electric!

Ken Dodd early publicity shot  
Sybie Jones

Pictured left is another supporting artist from the show, Sybie Jones. Right: Andy Eastwood warms up the audience for Ken at the Opera House Buxton, in the venue's 100th anniversary show, summer 2003.

Andy Eastwood


Ken in costume

LEFT: Ken in his famous 'moggy-skin coat'. Even more famous are his trademark tickling sticks - a prop originating in Ken's pre-showbiz career as a purveyor of cleaning supplies.

Ted Formby, Win Formby, Ken Dodd, Andy Eastwood

RIGHT: Ken tries out Andy's uke (previously owned by George Formby) backstage at the Brentwood Centre, April 2002.

Ken Dodd with Gibson ukulele-banjo

RIGHT: Andy rehearsing at the Opera House, Manchester, November 2005. Also in the picture are Kevin Speight (Musical Director) and Irven Tidswell (Drums).

Andy Eastwood rehearsing

ABOVE: Ted Formby (brother of George) and his wife Win come backstage for a chat with Ken and Andy at the Hexagon, Reading.

Reading variety bill

LEFT: A rarity - a Ken Dodd poster from the days before he reached the top. He has been at the top of his profession now for fifty years!

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For complete schedule, see Andy's Performance Diary


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