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.
Following the latest lockdown, Doddy Day has moved online with three videos being posted here at 2pm on Saturday 7 November that celebrate Doddy's life and work. They will include the results of the online joke competition, the amazing Jam Butty Cake Bake Off and tributes from the likes of Lee Mack, Harry Hill and Les Dennis.
To help celebrate Doddy Day, The Comedy Trust are running a selection of our critically acclaimed wellbeing workshops online.
Our friendly and light-hearted sessions, delivered by experienced 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!
11am - 11.30am
Feeling Funny YOUTH session
This session provides young people (aged 11-18) with a chance to have fun, be silly and create more happiness and laughter in their lives.
3pm - 3.30pm
Feeling Funny MUMS session
This fun and interactive sessions uses comedy as a tool to combat stress and diffuse any anxious feelings that mums or mums-to-be are experiencing.
8pm - 8.30pm
Feeling Funny DADS session
While having a laugh, this session is designed to help dads recognise they aren't alone in what they are going through and empower them to speak more openly about some of the issues they have experienced.
All workshops are FREE and limited to 15 places.
To sign up email firstname.lastname@example.org and state which workshop you would like to book.
Places will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.
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.