Barry Cryer is a comedy legend. As well as writing gags for countless comedy stars, from Tommy Cooper to Richard Pryor, via Kenny Everett, he is also an accomplished performer in his own right, starring in countless series of the ever-popular “antidote to panel shows”, I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, on Radio 4 as well as many-a stage show.

The 75-year-old funnyman is bringing his ever-changing revue, Still Alive, to the Landmark Arts Centre next week.

The undisputed king of the showbiz anecdote will dig out some of his best stories, sing a few songs and get the audience involved in the action.

On the way into the auditorium, they will get the chance to throw in a question or a comment for Cryer and, in the second half of the show, he will, lucky dip style, pick out a selection to respond to.

“The show is different every time,” he says.

“The audience can write anything they like and I just live dangerously and cope with it – it’s my favourite part of the show.

“The best comment ever was when someone wrote, ‘thanks for the free pen!’”

Doubtless plenty of the audience’s questions will relate to I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, which Cryer has been a part of since it first appeared on our airwaves 38 years ago.

When it looked like ‘Clue’ would not be coming back after the death of host Humphrey Lyttelton in 2008, fans flooded the BBC with emails.

Thankfully, it did return and, as a new series gets under way laconic comic Jack Dee is settling nicely into the role of presenter.

“We lost a great man in Humph, but Jack’s detached sarcastic air is just perfect,” says Cryer.

As well as touring Still Alive and recording ‘Clue’, Cryer is also preparing a new show for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

How does he still find the energy to keep the laughs coming?

“By still enjoying it – I wouldn’t be able to do it otherwise,” he adds.

Barry Cryer, Landmark Arts Centre, July 1, 7.30pm, £14-£18,