Harry Weldon initially came to fame as part of Fred Karno's Company
when he played opposite Charlie Chaplin in the sketch "The Football
Match". Harry Weldon then used the character of Stiffy, the Goal
Keeper, as the mainstay of his solo act. Other characters developed
including his boxing skit "The White Hope".
Harry Weldon had a unique style, and frequently
used the conductor of the orchestra as an extra part in his
performance. Harry Weldon's conversational style and his use of the
absurd makes him very accessible today.
Stiffy, the Goalkeeper Jack
Sheppard The Police will have me before long He’ s a Pro On the Road
to Ruin Pedigrees The Pastoral Song The White Hope ‘ S No Use
Sleuthy, the Dread of the Heads Cowboy (Dawson City) Tyrolean Song I
can’ t get away from my Ancestors ‘ S too Old, ‘ S too Old, Sickening, ‘ S
too Old Somebody’ s Baby So long, Sally Back, Back to Alabam’