"I absolutely loved Les Dawson, Morecombe and Wise, and the Two Ronnies," says Kev Johns of his fondness for good old fashioned British comedy.
And it was the influence of Les Dawson in particular, and his penchant for a little cross-dressing, that has helped inspire Kev's newest creation.
"I've done quite a few of these shows, so I wanted to do something a bit different," he says of his upcoming date at the Swansea Grand Theatre, which will see the debut of new character Gladys Heavens.
"It's based on my grandmothers. It's based on everyone's grandmothers," says the entertainer, radio presenter, and ever-popular panto dame.
"I wanted to capture that hard-working, Welsh grandmother figure. They're such great characters. My gran would spend all day cleaning the house, invite the neighbours in and say 'don't look at the state of the place' — even though it was spotless!" he jokes of his own grandmothers, who hailed from Plasmarl and Hafod.
"I'd like Gladys to become a regular character, and have her own show."
The afternoon will also feature the usual mix of banter, music and quizzes, as well as talented youngster Stacey Brown from Gorseinon College.
"We'll have a great afternoon — and get everyone back on the bus by 4pm!"
AT: Swansea Grand Theatre (Arts Wing)
ON: Friday, September 27, 2pm
An Afternoon with Kev Johns