Comedy at the Con! Presents... AN EVENING WITH BARRY CRYER AND RONNIE GOLDEN!
BARRY CRYER One of Britain's truly great comedy writers and performers, Barry Cryer has contributed to this country's entertainment industry for over 50 years. He has written for some of our highest rated shows and for many of our most popular comedians. His wit, life experience and huge sense of the comedic is still enjoyed by millions - on radio, television and theatre performances.
arry has garnered a healthy respect for his legendary status as a comedy writer: Morecombe & Wise, Frankie Howerd, Tommy Cooper, Kenny Everett, Bob Hope and Jack Benny being a mere handful of names who've profited from his fecund pen.
He started out as a working comic back in the 1950s performing at the West End's celebrated Windmill Theatre alongside fresh-faced hopefuls like Danny LaRue, Ronnie Corbett and Bruce Forsyth and even today, in his late 70s, he continues to travel the length and breadth of the UK performing solo shows and touring a live version of “I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue,” the jewel in Radio 4's comedy crown, and still getting guffaws after FORTY years! His rock 'n' roll credentials are in place by having a 1958 number one hit record in Finland(!) with a cover of Sheb Wooley's sci-fi rockabilly novelty “Purple People Eater”.
RONNIE GOLDEN - Under his real name Tony De Meur, Ronnie was lead singer / guitarist / songwriter with seminal cult rock band Fabulous Poodles who achieved a degree of fame and notoriety in The States resulting in them outselling both The Jam and The Clash over there back in the late 70s. The self-styled 'Swiss Army Knife of Entertainment' has since carved several careers for himself writing his standup routines and songs for his 6-piece band Ronnie & The Rex. As an actor he's been featured in various BBC TV shows such as The Young Ones and several Lenny Henry Shows and he played an MI6 agent in The Fourth Protocol (alongside Michael Caine). As a songwriter he was longlisted for an Oscar for his composition “Too Much Juice” recorded by Chaka Khan for soundtrack of noir movie 'Dark Streets' in 2009's Academy Awards.
Expect comedy songs and gags galore from the well-loved duo, back to prove they're still alive and old's cool. Barry will have an aviary of new parrot jokes and Ronnie will be cleaning up after them.
'Two of comedy's most fabled masters' (Festival Times). 'I laughed incontinently' (Guardian).
Price(s) of entry:Early bird and members from £17 @ www.wegottickets.com only, plus booking fee. Union Music:£19/17 (concessions) plus booking fee. Door £20/18.
Where people can get tickets: Union Music OR reservations on 07582408418 OR
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