Barry Cryer and Friends: An 80th Birthday Celebration: Palace Theatre, London, 2015
An Evening with Andy Hamilton: Blackheath Halls, London, 2023

Andy Hamilton, writer of TV comedy series Drop The Dead Donkey and Outnumbered appeared at Barry Cryer’s 80th Birthday Celebration at the Palace Theatre that I saw in London in 2015.  Hamilton was a panellist on stage, as he is on the radio, in a live version of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue created especially for the celebratory evening.

In June 2023, I watch Andy Hamilton’s one man show at the Blackheath Halls in London.  The very jovial, chatty comedian and writer was on tour, and was extremely entertaining on stage.  The first half of the show included the description and analysis of the construction of several different sorts of jokes which, from a comedy writer’s mind, was enthralling.  The second half was a Q & A from the audience.  After the show, it was a joy to bump into the comedy legend at Blackheath Station and to chat all the way back home on the train about his passions for football and comedy.

Hamilton is a very intelligent, clever man and is one of Britain’s best comedy writers.


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