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Robert Ross – Forgotten Heroes Of Comedy at Ropery Hall

October 11, 2018
Ropery Hall
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Maltkiln Road, Barton upon Humber, United Kingdom, DN18 5JT

The Golden Age of Television was blessed with some of the best-loved of comedians, but why are Eric and Ernie, Tommy Cooper and Frankie Howerd so fondly remembered, while Arthur Haynes and Charlie Drake and Harry Worth languish in the archives? They are true heroes of comedy unrepeated and, as often as not, forgotten. These and other once celebrated stars, from the silent days of Hollywood to the comedy club boom, at last come under the spotlight in this affectionate salute to the comedy underdog.

A lavishly illustrated presentation by comedy historian Robert Ross, it is a companion piece to his latest book on the subject in which dazzling impressionist Florence Desmond, slapstick maestro Derek Royle, and forgotten third stooge Shemp Howard are celebrated and reappraised.


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