“Laughter is the greatest music in the world and audiences come to my shows to escape the cares of life. They don't want to be embarrassed or insulted. They want to laugh and so do I - which is probably why it works.”
Sir Ken Dodd
Sir Ken was a great believer in the health benefits of laughter and that good comedy is medicinal. The late Eric Sykes used to say that “One show of Ken Dodd’s is worth six months on the National Health”. The Comedy Trust have been using comedy as a tool to aid health and wellbeing since it was founded in Liverpool in 2002 and they will be running a series of online workshops on the day.
Next year's Doddy Day celebrations are scheduled for November 2022 so keep an eye on the site for more details as dates and events are confirmed.
Each year we call on all class comics and clowns to send in videos of their favourite jokes. You can join in the fun for Doddy Day 2022 by entering our annual Doddy Day Joke Competition!
Open from ages 4 - 18 we will be on the hunt for the funniest jokes across the Liverpool City Region. Judged by our celebrity panel our chosen winner will be invited to take to the stage and perform their joke at the Happiness Show at Liverpool’s Royal Court Theatre in addition to getting their hands on a bundle of comedy goodies, treats and a trophy.
The entry dates for the joke competition will be posted here so check back nearer the time for more information.
If you have any questions regarding entries or general queries regarding Doddy Day please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org 0151 702 5893
To help celebrate Doddy Day, The Comedy Trust are running a selection of our critically acclaimed wellbeing workshops.
Our friendly and light-hearted sessions, delivered by comedians, take a look at how we can use humour to enhance our wellbeing, build resilience and make positive connections with others. And best of all, they’re completely free!
If you have any questions about Doddy Day or you would like to take part then get in touch with us using the form below.