THE comedy genius of one of Britain's best-loved funnymen is resurrected at Clacton's West Cliff Theatre on Saturday.

Tommy Cooper's absurd humour, quickfire gags, misfiring magic, trademark fez and 'Just like that' catchphrase made him one of the most popular comics of the Seventies.

He has been repeatedly been voted the the funniest man in Britain ever and is credited with no fewer than 13 of the greatest jokes of all time.

In his critically acclaimed show, John Hewer travels back in time 40 years to when Tommy Cooper was at the height of his powers, dishing up magic, mirth and joyful lunacy.

All the material has been gathered from original scripts and TV appearances, along with some hidden gems from Cooper's vast archive.

The show, which has enjoyed a string of sell-out tours after 16 weeks in the West End, also features music, including a hilarious rendition of We'll Meet Again.

Just Like That is at the West Cliff at 7.30pm. Tickets are £14 (£12 over-60s and under-16s) fromthe box office on 01255 433344.