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Comedian Ken Dodd: "Bristol is a city of laughter and we need as many laughs as we can get..."

Liverpool comedian Ken Dodd is to receive a comedy legend award in Bristol tonight. Credit: PA Images

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.