Ken Dodd remembered in new mural | What a wonderful day for getting your picture drawn on a wall and shouting: 'I'm plastered! © Paul Curtis

Ken Dodd remembered in new mural

What a wonderful day for getting your picture drawn on a wall and shouting: 'I'm plastered!

Ken Dodd has been honoured with a new mural in his native Liverpool – two years to the day since he died.

The comedian’s widow, Lady Dodd, unveiled the artwork at the Royal Court theatre today as fans waved tickling sticks and sang his signature tune, Happiness.

There is already a plaque to the comic at the theatre, where in 1974 he broke the world record for non-stop joke telling, cracking 1,500 gags in a three-and-a-half-hour session.

The mural was commissioned by The Comedy Trust, which runs the Liverpool Comedy Festival, from local artist Paul Curtis.

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Dodd died on March 11, 2018, at the same home in Knotty Ash where he was born 90 years earlier.

Published: 11 Mar 2020

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