Tommy Cannon

      • 80
      • June 27, 1938 in Oldham, Lancashire, England

      Oldham born comedian, Tommy Cannon (real name Thomas Derbyshire), is perhaps best known for his comic partnership with Bobby Ball. As the straight man to Ball, the pair enjoyed great success in the 1980s and continue to perform sporadically together to this day. Like Ball, Cannon has ventured into solo acting with several stage performances and a semi regular role in TV's Doctors. In 2017 it was announced that Cannon was declared bankrupt.