Biography

Fast, funny, observant and witty, Gerry has been entertaining audiences worldwide for over 45 years, and his ability to connect is as sharp now as it ever was.

Born into a showbiz family in South Yorkshire, he first performed on stage at the age of 7, and he was playing guitar in a local skiffle group two years later. For the next 15 years Gerry was playing in beat groups, amateur dramatic societies, church and scout socials – in fact, anywhere he could perform. 

Since turning professional in 1974, he has entertained in jungles, aircraft hangars, been dropped off a helicopter in Northern Ireland to entertain the troops, travelled hundreds of
thousands of miles to club and cabaret engagements, and appeared in just about every major theatre in the UK, including the London Palladium.

He’s worked with some amazing stars such as Johnny Ray, Helen Reddy and Howard Keel, been a ventriloquists dummy for Ray Alan, praised to the skies by Les Dawson, and sworn at by Sir Laurence Olivier! Gerry’s first cruise was aboard Canberra in 1977, and he has been cruising regularly ever since, for P&O, Airtours, Saga, Fred Olsen, Classic International, and Cruise & Maritime, amongst others. In 2004, he appeared as Harry Stubbs in the post-West End run of ‘CLIFF – THE MUSICAL’.

Still very much in demand in the UK for cruising, panto, variety and cabaret, he remains one of the busiest and most consistent comedians that no-one has ever heard of!
‘Good Clean British Fun’
Lord Bilston

‘100% entertaining, 100% inoffensive’
Sir Michael Carlisle

‘The act you need when your audience has forgotten to pack it’s sense of humour’
Bruce Mather, Island Escape