One half of the legendary double-act Morecambe and Wise, the 58-year-old died after suffering a heart attack backstage at The Roses Theatre.
Britain's biggest celebration of silent and classic screen comedy returns to Bristol with a five day programme.
Veteren comedian Ken Dodd is in Bristol this evening at the end of this year's Slapstick Festival.
The 88 year old is being presented with a comedy legend award in recognition of his 60 years in the business.
He's on a perpetual tour of the UK which sees him clock up thousands of hours on stage each year and he certainly shows no sign of stopping.
He spoke exclusively to our reporter Jeff Welch about being honoured at tonight's ceremony. See their full exchange below.
The comedian is back in Bristol for a Slapstick festival. He says the thing he loves most about home is the accent!
The 12th annual Slapstick Festival begins with 25 events over the next six days at different venues across Bristol