Cannon and Ball star Tommy Cannon bringing UK tour to Doncaster pub
and live on Freeview channel 276
One half of iconic comedy duo Cannon and Ball, the star of stage and screen is heading out on the road on his An Audience With...tour – and will come to The Glasshouse in Kirk Sandall on March 22 next year.
A spokesman said: “He’s a national treasure who became a household name as one half of Cannon and Ball.
"Tommy Cannon played the straight man to the late Bobby Ball as the double act dominated prime-time TV for more than a decade.
"An actor, singer and comic, Tommy has lived an extraordinary life – most recently being lauded by rock star Robbie Williams, at a sell-out concert in Manchester.
“Now he’s returning to the stage in An Audience With, a variety show featuring incredible stories, tons of laughter, audience Q&A’s and more. Fans can meet the man who has provided laughter to millions since debuting in 1968 on the talent show, Opportunity Knocks.”
Born Thomas Derbyshire in 1938, he met up with the late Bobby Ball, who died in 2020, in the early 1960s while the pair were working as welders in Oldham.
They started out as singers working the pubs and clubs of Greater Manchester and switched to comedy after being told comics earned an extra £3 a night. They continued to work as a comic duo on television and in theatre and pantomime.
In 1979, LWT offered them their own series, The Cannon and Ball Show, and further series followed each year through to 1988, along with Christmas and Easter specials, making them some of the biggest stars of the 1980s.
They were the subjects of This Is Your Life in 1981 when they were surprised by Eamonn Andrews outside the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in London and in 1982, they appeared in a feature film, The Boys in Blue and in 2005, appeared as contestants in the Australian jungle, appearing on I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here.
Tickets are £20 and are available HERE