Morecambe & Wise

morecambe and wise

Britain's most loved double act

Using photographs and video clips Steve Short will bring to life the story of how these two great comedians met to become Britain's most loved double act. First appearing in 1954 with rather poor reviews they returned two years later and appeared in a series of massively popular television shows over the next twenty years. By 1976 they were awarded OBEs, with their partnership lasting until 1984 when Eric Morecambe sadly died.

This entertaining presentation by Steve includes the story of their unique comedy magic act and will bring back many memories of a much loved comedy partnership.

steve shortsteve short

Click here for an external website devoted to Morecambe & Wise

Covering all of the UK including Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Lancashire and Norfolk


I would not hesitate to ask you back

"I would like to thank you for attending our RAF Waddington Royal Air Forces Association evening. Your lively talk on Morecambe and Wise was a pleasure to listen to, lots of interesting facts and stories brought to life with humour and enthusiasm. It is a breath of fresh air to find someone that clearly enjoys what they do, I have had nothing but positive feedback from the members and I think it brought back quite a few memories for some. The clip you showed us, brought to life with your own memorabilia really added that special touch to the talk. I think everyone enjoyed the audience participation! I will be recommending you to our other local groups.

It was a pleasure to meet you and thank you once again."

Cpl. Kat Moi - Royal Air Forces Association

Popular talks


Jasper Maskelyne

Born of a family of magicians, Jasper Maskelyne was a successful stage magician in the 1930s and 1940s, who, during the last war, was alleged to have been drafted into MI9, a secret department of the British Military Intelligence.

harry houdini

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini is probably the world's most famous magician and escapologist. Born Erik Weisz in Budapest in 1874 he moved to to The States with his family in 1878.

david nixon

David Nixon

David Nixon was the best known magician in the UK in the 1960s and 70s and one of the most popular personalities on British televison. Nixon was the inspiration for Steve Short's career as a professional magician.

norman wisdom

Norman Wisdom

Sir Norman Joseph Wisdom, was raised in extreme poverty and by the age of 11 he ended up in a children's home in Deal from which he ran away.

laurel and hardy

Laurel & Hardy

The world's most famous double act, Laurel & Hardy, started during the early Hollywood period of American cinema. Englishman, skinny Stan Laurel and the plump American, Oliver Hardy

tommy cooper

Tommy Cooper

I went to the doctor; he said "I'd like you to lie on the couch". I said: "What for?" He said: "I want to sweep the floor." .