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Born in St Helens, Bernie started entertaining as a teenager. After National Service in The Royal Air Force he turned professional and set about making a name for himself on the tough northern club circuit.
His TV debut came in 1971 on BBC’s The Good Old Days, followed by many appearances on The Comedians and of course several series of BBC’s ‘Crackerjack’.
All the time he was developing a unique comedy style using zany props and crazy visual-effects which was described as “organised lunacy”. It was around this time that Oswald the intrepid Ostrich arrived on the scene. In 1979 Bernie (and Bird) stole the Show in ‘The Royal Variety Show’, a night that “Changed his Life”.
40 years on Bernie never stops, Always busy, he presents his weekly BBC Radio Sheffield Show, regularly appears in pantomime and his ‘tortured’ Trombone is a feature of the England Band at sporting events all over the world.
Following his success on the ITV series, ‘Last Laugh in Vegas’ when he brought the Las Vegas audience to their feet, Bernie is touring his One Man Show.
This gives him an opportunity to display his many talents, including, as a raconteur shedding light on his meetings with…. well everybody !.
From the Queen to Bob Hope, Barry Gibb, Yul Brynner, Lady Ga Ga, Les Dawson and many many more, he has a fund of hilarious stories.
Perhaps the highlight of this show is hearing Bernie sing.
He was a Band Singer in his teens but as his career progressed his fascination with ‘Props’ took over and he became famous for his visual comedy routines, leaving his vocal talents in the shade. However, at the age of 79 to the surprise of many, he appeared on ‘The Voice UK’ wowing the startled audience with ‘The ‘Impossible Dream’.
A standing ovation in Las Vegas greeted his version of ‘One Moment in Time’, but not content, he is now working with an ‘Amazing’ Vocal Coach and in the opinion of many, is singing better than ever, dipping his toes into the Italian repertoire and also paying tribute to Richard Tauber.