Monday 20 November 2023

Comedy legend Bernie Clifton to publish his autobiography

Get ready for a comedic rollercoaster ride as Bernie Clifton, the legendary British entertainer, unveils his much-anticipated autobiography, "BERNIE CLIFTON: CRACKERJACK TO VEGAS," hitting the shelves on November 27, 2023, courtesy of Bannister Publishing.

In this long-awaited memoir, Bernie Clifton, hailed as one of Britain's most original comedians, invites readers into his extraordinary life journey. From his humble beginnings as a failed plumber to the unforgettable moments of reducing the late Queen to tears of laughter, Bernie shares the laughter and tears of his showbiz odyssey. Discover the captivating story of how a Crackerjack regular with a trombone in hand ascended to become a star in the dazzling lights of Las Vegas.

Johnny Vegas, himself a prominent figure in the comedy world, exclaims, "What a story! From dodging a bomb as a 4-year-old to a standing ovation in Las Vegas, it's all here. Read and enjoy, I know I did."

Bernie's narrative unfolds from his wartime upbringing in St. Helens, offering a hilarious and occasionally tragic account of his evolution from a teenage singer in a local dance band to gracing the stage of The Palladium. The journey takes unexpected turns, including standing ovations in Las Vegas and completing the London Marathon atop an Ostrich.

With heartfelt tributes from fellow entertainers such as Johnny Vegas, Su Pollard, Anita Dobson, Joe Pasquale, and Jimmy Cricket, "BERNIE CLIFTON: CRACKJACK TO VEGAS" provides readers with an intimate and humorous look at the eight-decade career of one of Britain's most cherished entertainers. Bernie, at the age of 87, humorously remarks, "Write a sequel? Me? I'm 87, I'm not even buying green bananas!" Don't miss the chance to delve into the fascinating and deeply personal account of Bernie Clifton's remarkable life and career.

Due for release November 27th 2023. - Pre-order from

Watch Bernie perform at "The Royal Variety Performance" in 1979

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