KEN DODD is returning to Bradford with his Happiness Show.

The “comedian of unrivalled and legendary status” is still going strong after more than 60 years as a professional entertainer.

He can be seen at the Alhambra Theatre on Saturday, November 18.

In the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List of 2017, Ken was honoured with a knighthood in recognition of his lifetime career as an entertainer and for his tireless services to charitable causes.

Sir Kenneth Dodd OBE of Knotty Ash made his professional debut at the Empire Theatre, Nottingham in September 1954 and right from the start loved ‘daft’ billing.

Early in his career he was described on show bills as ‘Professor Yaffle Chucklebutty – Operatic Tenor and Sausage Knotter’.

He went on to appear in numerous Royal Variety Shows, and made his film debut in 1997 as the non-speaking court jester Yorick in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet. He has received many accolades including the British Comedy Award for a Lifetime Achievement in Comedy.

The show for all the family features a supporting company, non-stop gags and a selection of songs presented in his uniquely versatile style: everything from ballads to grand opera.

A spokesman said: “You’ll be absolutely discumknockerated (that’s Knotty Ash for ‘over the moon’) by a truly tattifelarius fun-filled evening of laughter and songs!”

Visit bradford-theatres or call 01274 432000 to book tickets.