£2500 - £5000
After failing to make the grade in major soccer, he eventually started his own haulage company which earned him a steady living. Then in summer of ‘76, his entire life dramatically changed - almost overnight...
Stan & his family were on holiday at Butlin’s when his twin children persuaded him to enter the weekly talent competition, just for fun. He reluctantly agreed and for the first time in his life he stood on stage, in front of a packed audience, and entertained them with a hastily memorised list of jokes – he won first prize. That talent contest, however, was just one of many heats in a much larger competition, Stan, now gaining in confidence with every appearance, progressed through each stage to a place in the Grand Final at the London Palladium, which he went on to win.
From there his career has gone from strength to strength, appearing on a number of television and radio programmes.
Stan is still as popular as ever flying around the world to appear in cabaret, theatre and on after dinner functions, particularly Golf Days.