Two murals dedicated to Ken Dodd have been unveiled outside Liverpool’s Royal Court.
The Liverpool-born comedian and entertainer, who died in March 2018 aged 90, regularly performed at the venue and broke the world record for telling 1,500 jokes on its stage in 1974.
The murals, which were commissioned by Liverpool-based charity the Comedy Trust, were painted by Paul Curtis.
Dodd’s wife Anne, who unveiled the murals this week, said: “I’m so thrilled to be here. It’s absolutely wonderful and a lovely idea. Ken would have loved this.”
The trust has plans to mark Dodd’s birthday every year, with the first celebration taking place on November 8, 2020.
Comedy Trust artistic director Sam Avery said: “Our ethos is to create happier, healthier people and what we wanted to do with this funding is to celebrate the life, legacy and laughter that Ken Dodd brought to us all.”
The artworks were funded by the mayor of Liverpool Joe Anderson, with a contribution from his city fund.