Cannon and Ball – Live in Blackpool


A recording from their 2002 summer season in Blackpool. Produced by Barnabas Productions in association with Funny Guys. The show featured a number of other acts (Roly Polys, Barron Knights, Matt Slack and Danny Adams), but this video is just of the Cannon and Ball part of the show.


DVD case backCannon and Ball are one of Britain’s funniest and most successful double acts. In a career spanning over 39 years they have achieved a string of honours, such as their own television series ‘The Cannon and Ball Show’ which ran for 12 years as well as many sell out theatre performances, that puts them among the all time greats of Show Business.

Tommy lives in York with his wife Hazel. He has five children, Kelly, Zoe, Luke, Janette and Julie. They are a very close family and Tommy loves spending as much time with them all as possible.

Bobby lives in Lytham St. Anne’s with his wife Yvonne. He has three children, Robert, Darren and Joanne. He has eight grandchildren and likes nothing more than to spoiled by them all.

Tommy and Bobby are still working about fourty five weeks a year and they say that they can’t wait for the time when they have to walk on stage with Zimmer frames.




The video features a beginning and end segment, plus four main sketches:
Intro sequence. ‘Bert and Sid’ get a day off work and tickets to see Cannon and Ball in Blackpool. Picture
Picture Romancing the ladies. Tommy gives Bobby some advice on attracting the women.
Tommys golf dream. Tommy explains his dream about golf. Picture
Picture Help me make it throught the night. Tommy sings and Bobby accompanies on the piano.
Me and my shadow – duet between the pair Picture
Picture End sequence. Bert and Sid are waiting outside the stage door for Cannon and Ball. Also features a couple of out-takes.