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Jokers Wild 1969

  • Ended
  • ITV
  • 1969-07-01T00:00:00Z
  • 30 mins
  • Comedy, Game Show

A comedy quiz hosted by Barry Cryer in which two teams of three comedians competed in trying to top each others jokes. Regular players were Arthur Askey, Ted Ray, Alfred Marks, Les Dawson and Ray Martine.

Each week two teams of comedians played for points by telling jokes on a certain subject chosen by the host, who would pull the selection from a box on his desk. Typical examples were politics or the mother-in-law. When a member of a team was telling a joke, a member of the other team could interrupt the joke by pressing the buzzer and finishing the joke to score bonus points for his/her team.

Before the commercial break one of the comedians would be given one minute to get as many laughs as possible from the studio audience. The more laughs, the more points were scored. At the end of the show the team with the most points won a gag trophy of a jester carrying the Yorkshire Television chevron logo.

Some of the comedians who appeared on Jokers Wild were Jon Pertwee, John Cleese, Rolf Harris, Ted Rogers, Norman Collier, Chic Murray and Jack Douglas.

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