A weekly comedy panel show in which two teams of three comedians each play for points by telling jokes on a subject chosen by the host. While a comedian was telling a joke, a member of the ... See full summary »

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Ray Cameron
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Barry Cryer Barry Cryer ...  Self - Host 60 episodes, 1969-1974
Les Dawson Les Dawson ...  Self / ... 45 episodes, 1969-1973
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A weekly comedy panel show in which two teams of three comedians each play for points by telling jokes on a subject chosen by the host. While a comedian was telling a joke, a member of the other team could interrupt by pressing the buzzer and finishing the joke to score bonus points for their team. The turn did not end, however, until the comedian whose proper turn it was finished a joke with a punchline. 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.

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Gag wars
24 December 2005 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

'Jokers Wild' was a light-hearted game-show in which two teams of comedians pitted their wits against each other, for the coveted prize of a bronze statuette of a jester. Chairman Barry Cryer would select a random topic, and challenge a comic to tell a joke based on it. If one of the opposition thought he knew the gag, he could interrupt by pressing an alarm, then he would have to complete it. There was also a solo spot where a comic was required to extract as many laughs as he could in two minutes! The long list of all-time great comedians who appeared on the show included Les Dawson, Arthur Askey and Ted Ray, along with some not-so greats such as Hope & Keen, Brian Marshall and the late Ray Martine. Good natured fun though it was, sometimes the friendly rivalry between the comics turned nasty. On one memorable occasion, Jack Douglas inferred that Les Dawson was stingy, resulting in a red-faced Les storming off the studio floor! He later returned with drinks for everyone - except Jack!


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9 July 1969 (UK) See more »

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