Laid out in front of Blackpool Tower in England's famous seaside resort, the Comedy Carpet is the largest work of public art in Europe. Thousands of jokes and quotations by more than 850 comedians and writers from the early days of variety to the present day are set in 2200 square meters of granite and concrete in a design inspired by theater posters and bill stickers.
Gordon Young was curator at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Director of the Welsh Sculpture Trust before becoming a full time artist. At the heart of his work is language; words that give form and shape to the artwork and that entice, fascinate and amuse the viewer. Graham McCann is the best selling author of books on Morecambe & Wise, Dad's Army, Frankie Howerd, Cary Grant, Terry Thomas, Woody Allen, John Le Mesurier and Marilyn Monroe.?