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Barry Cryer OBE ~ After Dinner Speaker

Barry Cryer OBEBarry Cryer is one of the country’s most popular corporate event and after-dinner speakers.

He has spoken many times at the old Wembley Stadium at Cup Finals and International celebrations and for the Lords Taverners and for the Variety Club regularly addresses large audiences in London and the provinces.

Barry has spoken before the Prince and the late Princess of Wales at both Guildhall and the Mansion House, entertained Princess Anne in music hall and shared speaking duties with the Duke of Edinburgh at the Savoy Hotel.

He has spoken at tributes to Gene Kelly, Tommy Steele, Frankie Howerd and Harry Secombe. He appeared regularly on Granada TV’s Milord, Ladies and Gentlemen, a programme which featured the country’s leading after-dinner speakers.

He has addressed and entertained at hundreds of corporate events, including; British Leyland in London and Vienna, The Coal Board, Avon Cosmetics, British Telecom, Smiths Foods, ITV Advertisers, the Institute of Bankers (3 times), Fiat (three-night conference), Websters Brewery (three-night conference), EMI and many more.

He has presided over copious Awards ceremonies including the Sony Video Awards.

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Barry has written for practically every top comedian in the country, including Morecambe and Wise, Bruce Forsyth (on the number one ratings show The Generation Game), Tommy Cooper, Stanley Baxter, Dick Emery, Dave Allen, Frankie Howerd, Les Dawson (with David Nobbs), the Carry On team on television, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett, Mike Yarwood, Billy Connelly, Russ Abbot, Bobby Davro, Jasper Carrot and many more.

During a long association with ATV, he wrote for Bob Hope, Jack Benny, Phil Silvers, Phyllis Diller, Richard Pryor and other visiting stars. He also wrote shows for singers such as Tom Jones and Petula Clark (a Silver Rose winner) and advised and wrote a musical show for Dennis Waterman of The Sweeney and Minder. A Harry Secombe show which he co-wrote with Spike Mullins and Peter Vincent (both writing partners for many shows) won the Pye Light Entertainment award of its year. For eight years he wrote (with Ray Cameron) the Kenny Everett shows for ITV and BBC, which to date have won several awards, including BAFTA, the Royal Society, The Press Guild and two special mentions at Montreux.

Needless to say with such a pedigree and wealth of experience under his belt, Barry has more theatrical gags, jokes, anecdotes and tall stories than you would believe possible to fit inside one man’s head!

Sophisticated, charming and always a pure delight, Barry Cryer will have your guests in stitches and ensure that your dinner, function, celebration or corporate event is an unrivalled success.

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