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The last show by comedy duo Little and Large was broadcast four months after Eddie Large's death (78)


"I bet you thought we were already dead!" The last Little and Large stage show was put online four months after Eddie Large's death at the age of 78 on Coronavirus

  • The performance was shot in January last year, but has remained hidden until now
  • The comedy duo performed at the Bristol Slapstick Festival and talked about their lives
  • A joke saw Syd tease that the audience thought they were "already dead".

The last joint stage show by comedy duo Little and Large is finally airing – four months after Eddie Large died of coronavirus at the age of 78.

The showbiz couple, who were big stars in their heyday, are seen again by the fans, although half of the act has unfortunately passed away.

Comedy lovers can take a 90-minute look back at their careers at the Bristol Slapstick Festival, shot in January 2019.

Eddie Large and Syd Little at the Bristol Slapstick Festival were shot early last year

The moving footage of the duo, who had a 56-year partnership, shows that Eddie is fighting bad health, but is still determined to get the last laugh.

He waves to the crowd and explains: "One last thing – I lived thanks to this heart and everything for another 15 years.

"I just want to say that I hope everyone lives long enough to see the end of Brexit."

Eddie died in April after catching Covid-19, and his partner was joking at the start of the gig. Most viewers probably thought they had already died.

Syd quipped: "Hands up all those who thought we were dead?" before he and Eddie raised their arms.

Mourners gathered to prevent Eddie Large's funeral after his death in April

Mourners gathered to prevent Eddie Large's funeral after his death in April

They later recalled meeting in Manchester and Eddie to see Syd, according to Mirror, in the Stonemasons Arms.

It triggered the "Syd and Eddie" act, which made them professional in 1963 before changing their name to Little and Large in 1970.

Eddie said to the crowd, "We were a club act, an aggressive club act. We worked in places where fighting broke out, tossed bottles, tossed bread rolls, but I didn't mind that because I was always hungry . "

Syd added, "We went out all night and then drank a curry around three in the morning."

Eddie Large and Syd Little had great success with their Double Act in the 1970s and 1980s

Eddie Large and Syd Little had great success with their Double Act in the 1970s and 1980s

The footage will be posted online later this month by the organizers of the slapstick festival, giving fans one last look at the two funny men in action.

Syd Little said goodbye to Eddie in April after he died of coronavirus in hospital while being treated for heart failure.

In heartbreaking scenes, he was comforted by his wife Sheree when he touched the hearse with his old friend, with whom he adorned British television screens as Little And Large for five decades.

The star was joined by around 50 well-wishers who showed their support for Eddie when his body was taken to a crematorium in Portishead, Somerset.

Eddie, a lifelong Manchester City fan who lived with his wife Patsy in Portishead, near Bristol, died alone in the hospital due to a ban on visits during the current crisis. His son Ryan said, "Unfortunately, his heart wasn't strong enough to fight." Corona virus. He had a heart transplant in 2003.

See Little and Large from August 14th at youtube.com/user/SlapstickFest. The channel also features Jo Brand, John Cleese and Tim Vine.

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