Barry Cryer brings Still Alive to Exeter Northcott (news)

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Veteran funnyman Barry Cryer is set to visit Exeter Northcott this winter with his new show, Still Alive.

One of the country’s greatest comic writers, Barry has appeared in TV and radio shows spanning four decades, and is star of Radio 4’s top-rated comedy quiz show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue.

He has written gags for some of the true legends of comedy, including Morecambe and Wise, Tommy Cooper, Stanley Baxter, Dick Emery, Dave Allen, Les Dawson, Bob Hope, George Burns, the Two Ronnies, Kenny Everett, Sir Harry Secombe, Billy Connolly, Jasper Carrott and Richard Pryor. He was made an OBE for services to comedy drama in 2001.

Still Alive will see Barry take a trip down Memory Lane, pausing only for tea and macaroons at the Stannah Stairlift Cafe.

And what memories – if only he could remember them! Currently 75, a third of his life has already passed and he invites you to join him in a decorous orgy of nostalgia.

Place a topic in Barry’s Bucket before the start of the show and he will demonstrate his amazing ability to tell a joke or anecdote on any subject on earth!

He’ll be joined at the Northcott by I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue pianist Colin Sell.

Barry Cryer brings Still Alive to Exeter Northcott on February 6, 2011. Tickets cost £15 from the Northcott website.

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