Lives in Comedy: Barry Cryer MBE and Tim Brooke-Taylor MBE
16th March 6.30pm The Stripe.
Two of Britain’s most respected and best loved comedy professionals share their stories of how they broke into comedy, what it’s like to work in the field and some valuable do’s and don’ts. Barry and Tim will discuss their working lives and answer questions from the audience.
Barry Cryer has been in comedy for over 50 years. A star of many comedy programs on television and radio which currently include BBC Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue and Just A Minute Barry also has a huge list of writing credits and has written for virtually every major name in British comedy and many international stars including Morecambe and Wise, Bruce, Tommy Cooper, Stanley Baxter, Dick Emery, Dave Allen, Frankie Howerd, Les Dawson, the Carry On team on television, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Mike Yarwood, Billy Connelly, Russ Abbot, Bobby Davro, Jasper Carrot, Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Phil Silvers, Phyllis Diller, Richard Pryor and many more.
Tim Brooke-Taylor has starred in numerous films, TV drama and comedy and radio shows. Films include Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971), the Secret Policeman’s Other Ball (1976), Tangled (2010), TV shows include The Goodies (1970-82), Bananaman (1983-84), One foot in the Grave (1997), Heartbeat (2005-2009), Agatha Christie’s Marple (2008), Horne and Corden (2009), Little Howard’s Big Question(2010-11)Animal Antic (2013), Doctors (2015). He is also a panel member of BBC Radio 4’s I’m sorry I haven’t a Clue.
The event is for staff and students of the University and is not a public event, however if you wish to bring a friend this is fine.