Ken Dodd, the comedian, who died earlier this week aged 90, has today been remembered by those who saw his act during his many years in showbusiness.
Dodd, or 'Doddy' as he was affectionately known, hailed from the Knotty Ash area of Liverpool, and lived there all his life.
Problems with the Inland Revenue and unpaid Income Tax in 1989, prompted him to quip that:
"I told them I didn't owe a penny, as I lived near the seaside."
Such was the great man's sense of humour! 'Doddy' was also known for his famous Tickling Stick, a stroke of comic genius which touched the funny bone of everyone who saw it, including nobody.
Fellow comedians paid tribute to the funnyman today. Jim Davidson, who once made a boy laugh whilst at school, said:
Doddy, what can yer say? He was funny. Nick! Nick!"
And Elsie Gobshite, 104, who once saw Doddy perform a matinee at Rhyl, said:
"Ken Dodd. He wasn't half funny. He was about a quarter funny."