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 workshops on the day [link to thecomedytrust.com].
The centrepiece of Doddy Day will be The Happiness Show which will take place in the afternoon at Liverpool’s Royal Court. This most chucklesome event will be packed with family-friendly comedy, tickling sticks and jam butties!
National Museums Liverpool will be joining the celebrations and there will be plenty more mirth and merriment on the day, including an online joke competition in the build up to the day and a hotly contested Jam Butty Cake Bake Off between David Assall, Head Chef at Liverpool’s Royal Court, and James Behan, Head Chef at National Museums Liverpool.
You can join in the fun on Doddy Day wherever you are by sending us a video of your favourite joke! These should be inspired by the Squire Of Knotty Ash himself as we are looking for silly, playful and most tittersome gags. Everyone from age 3 to 103 is welcome to enter and the winner will be invited to perform their joke at The Happiness Show on the big day.
To enter, simply send your videos to email@example.com with the subject DODDY, tweet them to @thecomedytrust or upload them here with your name and email address in the title of the video.
The deadline for entries is Sunday 11th October so send us your jokes now!
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.