To cabaret fans in the north, it is always puzzling that the brilliant master comedian and storyteller Johnnie Casson is so rarely seen on our television screens these days. Rampant ageism in television-land? In any event, Casson quickly reduced an early evening audience to a creased up, moist-eyed bunch of laughter stricken victims and soon everyone in the room was vibrating with unrestrained and uncontrollable mirth. In my view a modern day Al Read, Casson has to be one of the funniest men this country has ever produced. In short, a comedy one-off.

Regarding Johninie Casson