WHAT ABOUT MY MONEY?: This is lovely and we'd thought you'd like it too. Eric Morecambe was one half of a much loved comedy duo called Morecambe and Wise. Eric, whose real name was Eric Bartholomew took his stage name from the town in which he was born.. Morecambe in Lancaster, UK. There are several pieces of public art around the town commemorating Morecambe's most famous son. This is one can be found near a statue of Eric on the sea front, it names all the famous actors and celebrities who appeared on their shows and some 'one liners' of dialogue, this one of course refers to Peter's never ending saga of trying to get his cheque for his appearance in 1970. The gag ran for several guest appearances over a ten year run!