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John Korn, aka Otiz Cannelloni, creates oil paintings of comedians that he admires and who have inspired his own comedy.

I am a comedian. Some years ago, I tried to encourage my young son to use the oil paints he had been given as a present. We painted a few pictures together but he didn’t take to it. I, however, did.

I hadn’t painted since I was in junior school and certainly never with oils. I loved the vivid colours and the thick richness of the paint. It continued as a hobby for several years, and then in 2020 we had our first lockdown, and my employment disappeared.

Like most people, I cleaned the house and did DIY but then I started to concentrate on my paintings. I did a number of images of life in lockdown and then I did a painting of Tommy Cooper. I was very pleased with the outcome and it got lots of likes and comments when I posted it on Facebook. That was all the encouragement I needed.

I continued to paint comedians and comic actors that I admired from the past.  I loved working on the images and they gave my Covid days a focus which helped make everything more bearable.

All the comedians I painted have, to some degree, influenced my own comedy. They brought back all kinds of happy memories for me; I hope they do the same for you.

Opening Hours

A Comedian's Comedians will be on display at Lauderdale House’s Upper Gallery during gallery opening times from Wednesday 16 February to Monday 14 March 2022.

Please note that the gallery may close at short notice due to private events. To avoid disappointment, please check our most up-to-date opening hours by clicking here or calling us on 020 8348 8716 the day before your visit.

The usual gallery opening hours are:

  • Monday / Tuesday: 12pm - 4pm 
  • Wednesday: 11am - 3pm
  • Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday 12pm - 4pm
Gallery

Barabara Windsor

Barabara Windsor

Buster Keaton

Buster Keaton

Marty Feldman

Marty Feldman

Max Wall

Max Wall

Molly Sugden

Molly Sugden

Mr. Cooper

Mr. Cooper

Ollie

Ollie

Phil Silvers

Phil Silvers

Sykes

Sykes