Collection: Bobby Knoxall

Bobby Knoxall has come a long way since his early life in the east end of Sunderland, where he earned a precarious living as a bombsite barrow boy.

His National Service in the Army and even more terrifying apprenticeship before the hard audiences of the workmen's clubs of the North East added to the fund of anecdotes and jokes that make his comedy routines so full of rich humour.