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Comedy Carpet - Laughs Beneath Your Loafers

 

Unveiled in 2011, Blackpool's Comedy Carpet has fast become one of the resort's favourite free things to see. Central Pier to the left, North Pier to the right and top and tailed by the Tower and Spanish Steps, the Carpet has rapidly established itself as a meeting and eating hub for many visitors to Blackpool.

 

It is of little surprise, given that you can choose to take a leisurely stroll through the scripts, eat a sarnie with a side-order of shenanigans or say to your nearest and dearest "I'll meet you at the Doddy section at half two."

 

With seats a-plenty around the Carpet, we invite you to pull up a virtual pew as we take your through the Headline Acts, Catchphrases, Double Acts and Pick n Mix selection of Gordon Young's magnificent piece of public artwork. 

 

 

It soon became obvious that Blackpool had been a magnetic chuckle point for the nation, the sheer breadth of comedians who had performed in the town over the decades is amazing!

Gordon Young, Designer

Facts & Figs

 

Unveiled: 

10th October 2011

 

Unveiled by: 

Ken Dodd

 

 

Located on: 

 

Tower Festival Headland

 

 

Featuring the work of:

 

1,000 Comedians and Writers

 

Over 80% of which have performed in the town

 

 

Number of individually cut letters:

 

160,000

 

 

In its entirety:

 

2,200 square metres

 

Headline Acts

The comedic Fab Five make up the centre of the artwork.

​Tommy Cooper Just like that ! 

​Frankie Howerd Titter ye not ! 

​Morecambe and Wise - What do you think of the show so far ?  

Les Dawson - The wife's mother said...

Ken Dodd - What a beautiful day it is for...

Catchphrases

 

Harry Enfield - Loadsamoney !

​The Chuckle Brothers To me, To you

The Krankies - Fan-Dabi-Dozi

Are You Being Served I'm free ! 

Only Fools and Horses - You plonker !

Little Britain Yeah but, no but

Double Acts

 

The Two Ronnies In a packed show tonight

Cannon and Ball - You lit-tle liar ! 

Morecambe and Wise - You said that without moving your lips

 

Pick n mix

Peter Kay

How does Bob Marley like his doughnuts ? Wi' Jam in !

Garlic bread. It's the future, I've tasted it. 

Tim Vine

I've just been on a once in a lifetime holiday.

I'll tell you what: never again !

 

Velcro: what a rip-off

 

A friend of mine always wanted to be run over by a steam train. When it happened he was chuffed to bits. 

 

Bob Monkhouse

I remember when safe sex was a padded headboard.

 

I want to die like my father, peacefully in his sleep, not screaming and terrified, like his passengers. 


 

 

Yet when all said and done, Brucie still steals the show with his

 

legendary opener...

 

 

 

 

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Blackpool now boasts icons both vertically and horizontally. As of 2011, The Tower has been complemented by our very own distinct take on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Cheekily declared a "gag pile carpet" by the Yorkshire Post, Gordon Young's masterpiece of mirth is the Best of British, in that the recently departed, living and long-gone can all be found on Blackpool's Comedy Carpet. 

 

Seaview from Blackpool's Comedy Carpet

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