“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.
This year’s Doddy Day Celebrations will include The Happiness Show at Liverpool’s Royal Court on Sunday 7 November. BUY TICKETS HERE
Calling all class comics and clowns . Join in on the fun this Doddy Day (7th November 2021) with our annual Doddy Day Joke Competition. Be inspired by the Squire of Knotty Ash himself! Send in a VIDEO of your favourite silly, playful and most tittersome gags. Open from ages 4 - 18 we’re 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. Every submission will also be entered into a draw to win their school’s class or youth group their very own free 2 hour comedy workshop. Submission deadline: 17th October 2021, 6pm
How To Enter:
To enter, simply send a short video of yourself telling your joke along with your name and name of your school or youth group via:
• Email: email@example.com with the subject DODDY
• OR Direct Message us on social media! @thecomedytrust
All video entries must be submitted by the 17th of October 2021, 6pm deadline.
The winner will be chosen by our celebrity judging panel. Our panel have a difficult job ahead filtering through all of your hilarious entries but will choose their top ten favourites that will feature across our social media channels in the run up to Doddy Day. The winning joke entry will be invited to the Happiness Show on the 7th of November to perform their winning joke and receive their prizes.
• The winner will be awarded with a bundle of joke books, treats and trophy and will be invited to perform their joke at The Happiness Show on the 7th of November 2021
• Each entry will be entered into a raffle to win 1 x free 2 hour Well Funny comedy workshop for their class at school or youth group. Winners will be announced at the Happiness Show after the joke competition winner has performed
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.