Barry Cryer – Strictly Come Joking
Barry Cryer and Colin Sell – the Ant and Dec of the sanatogen set, reunite to bring you a new show, devised by them after the visitors left.
Cryer, still a “Sprightly Veteran” (Undertakers Gazette) and Sell a “Legendary Virtuoso” (Pensioners Weekly) combine to entertain you with songs, jokes and the amazing realisation that they’re still here.
Join them before they come apart!
One of Britain’s truly great comedy writers and performers, Barry Cryer has contributed to this country’s entertainment industry for over 50 years. He has written for some of our highest rated shows and for many of our most popular comedians. His wit, life experience and huge sense of the comedic is still enjoyed by millions – on radio, television and theatre performances.
Barry Cryer was born in Leeds. Educated at Leeds Grammar School and Leeds University, he is B.A. Eng.Lit. (Failed). Of the latter, this was due to the outbreak of World War 11, he says, which was sixteen years before, but upset him very deeply.
While working at the famous City varieties theatre he was seen by a London agent and offered work in variety. He appeared all over the country in what were known as the “Number Three’s” and then auditioned for the Windmill Theatre in London, a legendary school for comedians, whose graduates included Harry Secombe, Peter Sellars, Jimmy Edwards, Alfred Marks and many more. Top of the bill was Bruce Forsyth, who became a friend and colleague to this day.
Colin Sell was born 1 December 1948. He is a British pianist who has appeared on the radio panel games Whose Line Is It Anyway? and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. He has become famous mostly for his long service on the latter show.