I had an idyllic childhood and when my parents bought me a Punch and Judy Show and a ventriloquist's dummy, I'd perform anywhere, anytime. My parents were wonderful when I told them I wanted to be an entertainer.
Quoted in Manchester Evening News, Dodd's Bolton bonus, Natalie Anglesey. (2008-04-28)
Laughter is the greatest music in the world and audiences come to my shows to escape the cares of life. They don't want to be embarrassed or insulted. They want to laugh and so do I - which is probably why it works.Ken Dodd
Did you know that a laugh is something that comes out of a hole in your face? Anywhere else and you're in dead trouble!Ken Dodd
Comedy should never be over-analysed. It's either funny or it isn't. There's a subtle difference between those who say funny things and those who say things funny.Ken Dodd
Television is like a great monster, eating your gags as fast as you say them.Ken Dodd
Politicians are like nappies , they should be changed regularly and for the same reason.Ken Dodd