Barry Cryer OBE

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Godfather of Comedy

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The star of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue continues to tour live and pop up on assorted panel and comedy shows. Having written for everybody from Bob Hope to Les Dawson, Barry regales dinner guests with tall tales and pens an ode for each occasion.


A stalwart of I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue since the series started in 1972, Barry Cryer is a comedy writer and performer.

Barry has written material for an amazing list of comedians, starting with Danny La Rue and including Morecambe & Wise, Tommy Cooper, Frankie Howerd, Kenny Everett, Les Dawson, and many more. During a long association with ATV, he also wrote for Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Phil Silvers, Richard Pryor and dozens of other stars. Barry has also scripted sitcoms, including Doctor In The House.

As a performer, Barry has brought his quick wit and infectious giggle to practically every panel game, including Jokers Wild, Blankety Blank, Give us a Clue, That’s Showbusiness and Just a Minute. He has also acted in numerous television comedy shows and, as a champion of emerging talent, hosted the BBC’s Stand Up Show.

On stage, Barry appeared in the successful West End run of A Saint She Ain’t, two tours of one-man shows and, with Willie Rushton, Two Old Farts In The Night. Barry has published You Won't Believe This But... An Autobiography of Sorts and Pigs Can Fly, a collection of anecdotes. When he’s had his dinner, he regales audiences with tales of comedy legends and pens an ode for each occasion.

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Barry Cryer After Dinner