David Copperfield (comedian)

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David Copperfield (born Stanley Barlow, 1947, Doncaster, West Riding of Yorkshire[1]), is a British comedian who is best known for his role in the 1980s BBC sketch show Three of a Kind, in which he starred alongside Tracey Ullman and Lenny Henry.

Early life[edit]

Copperfield began his professional career performing in various cabaret venues.

Career[edit]

His first TV appearances were on the Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club. His big break in TV earned him appearances on Wogan and Cliff and Friends. Three of a Kind ran from 1981 to 1983. After that, Copperfield worked on his own shows, Coppers & Co and Copperfield Comedy Company. He then worked on cruise liners as an entertainer under the name David Copperfield - Not the Magician, including the QE2 on its final voyage to Dubai.[2] In addition to comedy he sings, plays the violin, piano, guitar and mandolin and performs ventriloquism. He is particularly renowned for his acclaimed version of Classical Gas.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Yorkshire did not exist before 1st April 1974. 'West Riding of Yorkshire' is correct
  2. ^ "It's nice to see the world, but my heart will always be at home in Mid Devon". Express & Echo. 4 March 2009. Retrieved 29 March 2015. 
  3. ^ David Coppperfield at Comedians4u Retrieved 29 March 2015

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