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Though Sydney Howard once broadcast in ' In Town Tonight ', he gave his first solo broadcast on May 26 this year, soon after his return from South Africa. It is good news that this most individual of comedians is to come to the microphone again tonight. Sydney Howard is not the first Yorkshireman to excel in the art of laughter-making, nor is he the first great comedian to have trained in the nursery of a concert party. He made his first professional appearance in one at Cosy Corner at St. Annes-on-Sea in 1912 and his first appearance in London at the Hippodrome seven years later in Box o' Tricks. From that day to this he has appeared in a string of parts, each vying with the other in funniness, his characteristic make-up, grotesque attitudes, and. still more grotesque gestures, making him inimitable.


Unknown: Sydney Howard

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Feedback about Variety SYDNEY HOWARD, National Programme Daventry, 20.20, 12 June 1936
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