Belfast-born Jimmy Cricket is returning to his home city – but not for good.
The comedian, who has lived in Rochdale for many years, is appearing at the inaugural Belfast International Comedy Festival, Belly Laughs, which takes place between Sundays 30 September and 7 October.
Jimmy is opening the festival, which will comprise of 30 performances at 15 venues across the city, with a long-awaited performance at The Black Box.
In addition to the stand-up comedy, the festival strives to challenge, inspire and inform through poetry, magic, cabaret, workshops, seminars, club nights, book readings and events for children.
“It is obviously a tremendous honour for me to be returning home to Belfast to appear in this new comedy festival,” says Jimmy.
“I am really thrilled to be asked. I hope it will be a fantastic success and an annual fixture for a city which is growing in confidence and artistic prosperity.”
More details about Jimmy’s show – and some lavish praise for the “prodigal son” – can be found below.