Funny Bones and Wisdom Teeth, Monday 4 February 2019

Hindmarsh Hall, 7p.m.

Dr Ray Lowry

RETIRED dentist and medic Dr Ray Lowry – who used to be a gag writer for The Two Ronnies – has forged a new career as an after-dinner speaker.

Lowry, or to be more correct Dr Ray Lowry, is a distant relative of LS Lowry, although the only thing he says the family has inherited from the famous painter is a slightly clumsy gait when viewed from the rear,

He not only qualified as both a dental surgeon and a medical practitioner, but also lectured as a health professional and academic in Newcastle and wrote gags for some of the UK’s biggest comedy names, including The Two Ronnies, Dave Allen, Don Maclean and Kenneth Williams.

He has also spent more than 30 years developing social marketing to increase awareness of life-threatening diseases, such as oral cancer, as well as urging mothers to increase breastfeeding and to reduce smoking during pregnancy.

In his spare time he is also secretary of Tynemouth’s Priory Theatre and has co-written many of the amateur dramatic company’s annual festive pantomimes.

Competition this evening is A JOKE