Dynamic duo at Forum

Cannon and Ball
Cannon and Ball

TWO comedy greats are coming to the Tees Valley for a show filled with laughs.

Cannon and Ball have enjoyed a career spanning more than 45 years.

They are still going strong and are fondly regarded as one of Britain’s funniest and most successful double acts.

On television they starred in their own series practically every year since 1979. They have also guested on major shows including Wogan, Parkinson, Des O ‘Connor, Sunday Night at the London Palladium and several Royal Variety shows.

Their Tees Valley appearance will be at the Forum Theatre in Billingham on Thursday, October 18.

To add to their pedigree, Cannon and Ball remain the only act to have won three separate National Club awards and be named as the Variety Club Personalities of the Year.

Bobby was born in Oldham and was in showbusiness as a child before deciding he should get a proper job, and went to work in a factory as a welder.

While he was there, he met his future comedy stage partner.

And what started out as a tour of pubs and clubs soon developed into an act which paid well.

By the end of the 60s, they were doing well enough to give up the welding jobs and went full-time into entertainment.

They changed their name to Cannon and Ball and turned professional.

Now, more than 40 years later, they will be sharing their brand of humour in Billingham.

The Forum show starts at 7.30pm and all seats are priced at £16.

For more details, contact the theatre box office on (01642) 552663.