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Jovial joker Jimmy joins Jive Aces for ‘JiveStream’ 150 150 mhamer

Jovial joker Jimmy joins Jive Aces for ‘JiveStream’

Hi folks! Why not join us this coming Monday on Facebook, as six aces and a joker share some chat and swing live on Facebook, looking forward to working again with these internationally acclaimed group of guys, (Ian, Vince, John, Alex, Ken, Peter), the Jive Aces

Jimmy Cricket is joining the Jive Aces as a special guest on their daily virtual show.

The UK music band present a ‘JiveStream’ every day during the coronavirus lockdown.

Tomorrow’s episode (Monday 3 August) will be their 140th and features our Jimmy.

The performance begins at 8.30pm.

Popular comic Jimmy tweeted: “Hi folks! Why not join us this coming Monday on Facebook, as six aces and a joker share some chat and swing live on Facebook.

“Looking forward to working again with these internationally acclaimed group of guys, (Ian, Vince, John, Alex, Ken, Peter).”

The Jive Aces say ‘JiveStream’ is “an hour of swingin’ music, quality banter, celebrity call-ins, prize draw giveaways and utter stupidity every day during the lock from 8:30pm UK time”.

You can watch the show on YouTube, Facebook or Twitch at the links below:

http://www.facebook.com/jiveaces/live

http://www.youtube.com/jiveaces/live

http://www.twitch.tv/jiveaces

Wikipedia says the band have long been recognised as one of the top swing bands in the world.

They have performed in more than 40 countries.

The June 2015 issue of Vintage Rock magazine described the group as the “UK’s number one jive and swing band”.

The six-member group were formed in 1989 and were Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists in 2012.

They have released 11 albums and performed at numerous music festivals.

Also read: Tea on the green in Exeter with the Jive Aces

Hi folks! Why not join us this coming Monday on Facebook, as six aces and a joker share some chat and swing live on Facebook, looking forward to working again with these internationally acclaimed group of guys, (Ian, Vince, John, Alex, Ken, Peter), called the Jive Aces

I’m in love with the lady in my sat nav – hear the song 150 150 mhamer

I’m in love with the lady in my sat nav – hear the song

Jimmy Cricket sings I'm in love with the lady in my sat nav
Jimmy Cricket sings about the lady in his sat nav in his latest video!

It’s a song the popular Northern Irish comedian has been performing for several years.

The name of the musical composition is I’m in love with the lady in my sat nav.

Jimmy posted it on social media and said: “Hi folks! It’s here again, and hoping to share some weekend cheer! #Staysafe Rainbow

Listen to Jimmy’s song here about the lady in his sat nav.

A poster on Twitter said: “Thanks for all you’re doing to keep smiles on our faces Jimmy, you’re a gem.”
Jimmy previously sang about the time he rescued the legendary Molly Malone.

He tells how he fixed the wheels on her wheelbarrow!

Listen to Jimmy’s Molly Malone song here.

Song about the day I helped rescue Molly Malone! 150 150 mhamer

Song about the day I helped rescue Molly Malone!

The legendary Molly Malone was the subject of one of Jimmy Cricket's latest social media videos.

The legendary Molly Malone is the subject of one of Jimmy Cricket’s latest social media videos.
Jimmy performed a song for the camera and then posted it all his fans and followers.

He said: “Here is my comedy song about the day I helped to rescue Molly Malone! #Staysafe Rainbow

Famous Northern Irish funnyman Jimmy said he wanted “to bring a little bit of weekend cheer folks!”.

He tells how he fixed the wheels on Molly’s wheelbarrow.

Listen to Jimmy’s song here.

Molly is the focus of a popular Irish folk song.
‘Love it, very catchy
There is also a bronze statue of her in Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland.
The website IB4UD (Ireland Before You Die), says: “The famous Irish folk song ‘Cockles and Mussels,’ also known as ‘Molly Malone, from which she became famous, tells her tragic tale.
“According to legend, Molly Malone lived in 17th-century Dublin and was a woman renowned for her naturally stunning beauty.
“A beauty that is rumoured to have been the cause of her death.”
The reaction on social media to Jimmy’s song included: “Love it, very catchy Smiling face with open mouth Smiling face with 3 hearts.”
Jimmy’s plea to fellow funnymen to help save live comedy 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy’s plea to fellow funnymen to help save live comedy

To all professional comedians, join the challenge to post a photo of you in your job. Just a picture, no description. The goal is to flood social media with our profession. Copy the text and post Performing arts #savelivecomedy

Save Live Comedy
Jimmy Cricket has been encouraging his fellow comedians to help save live comedy.
A survey conducted in June 2020 suggested the comedy industry was on the brink of collapse.
It revealed a third of comedy venues believe they will be forced to close within the next six months.
And over 45% of the industry have seriously thought about leaving comedy because of the coronavirus pandemic.
There are claims it runs the risk of being forgotten by emergency government arts funding.
People are being urged to sign an open letter to the UK government.

The Save Comedy Live website says it believes that comedy is art and should be treated as such.

It asks for several things, including that comedy is treated on a par with the rest of the performing arts sector by government and funding bodies.

This includes having the same access to the Cultural Rescue Package.

It also requests a clear timeline for reopening venues without social distancing, taking into account official guidance.

‘Flood social media’

The fear is that if live comedy industry is not supported immediately, the sector will risk disappearing as an art form.

Famous Northern Irish funnyman Jimmy tweeted: “To all professional comedians, join the challenge to post a photo of you in your job.

“Just a picture, no description. The goal is to flood social media with our profession. Copy the text and post Performing arts#savelivecomedy.”

Jimmy accompanied the words with the post above right featuring himself, Frank Carson, Duncan Norvelle, Norman Collier and Paul Adams.

The Live Comedy Association said: “British live comedy is in crisis – let’s #SaveLiveComedy!
“1) Sign the open letter to the UK government & arts funders at savelivecomedy.co.uk
“2) Tweet a memorable live comedy experience with the hashtag #SaveLiveComedy.”
British live comedy is in crisis - let’s #SaveLiveComedy!
Appearing on online chat show Howlin’ TV was ‘fun’ 150 150 mhamer

Appearing on online chat show Howlin’ TV was ‘fun’

Jimmy Cricket said it was “fun” appearing on Howlin’ TV recently.

The popular Northern Irish comedian guest starred on the online chat show, hosted by Kev Orkian.

Kev’s social media profile describes him as the founder of @HowlinEntertain @PantoAcademy award-winning actor, comedian, pianist & presenter of @ArmeniaUnc #Investor #Entrepreneur.

Each week, three special guests join Kev on Howlin’ TV on Facebook for a one-to-one catch-up.

The “60 minutes of great TV” includes a guest comedian “in the spotlight” and interactive competitions.

‘Seriously funny stuff’

Former Coronation actor Kevin Kennedy and Antony Costa, a singer-songwriter and actor, appeared with Jimmy last week.

Kevin, who is also a musician, played the character Curly Watts for 20 years in ITV’s long-running television soap opera Corrie.

Antony is best known as a member of the boy band Blue.

Jimmy tweeted: “Well @TheKevOrkian. I’ve been Zoomed, HousePartied, Skyped and FaceTimed, but never Streamyarded before!

“Thank you my chum, it was fun!

“Here is a link to the show folks! m.facebook.com/HowlinTV/live_”

Kev said: “Seriously funny stuff on tonight’s @howlinTv show.

“@antonycosta was Brilliant, @mrkevkennedy fantastic and jimmycricket legend.

“#blessed to call all three my friends. To see the show go to our fab page @HowlinTV instagram.com/p/CCZYjEUn71j/”

Also read: Over and out as Cricket team hit century of videos

Each week, three special guests join Kev for a one-to-one catch-up.

Over and out as Cricket team hit century of videos 150 150 mhamer

Over and out as Cricket team hit century of videos

Jimmy Cricket is just 10 away from completing a century of his special daily video messages.Jimmy Cricket’s run of 100 daily video messages during the coronavirus restrictions is over.

The famous Northern Irish comedian hit the century mark on Wednesday (8 July) and will no longer do them every day.

He had been sending all his fans and friends togetherness posts each day as the world has fought coronavirus.

The UK government announced on 23 March it was imposing strict new curbs on life in the UK.

However, the restrictions for the Covid-19 lockdown are starting to be relaxed nationwide.

Jimmy has been posting the videos on social media with the message: “We can do this together!”

He had posted his first video the day before the lockdown and has attempted to give them topical themes.

Jimmy told a few jokes in the clip and urged people to help each other in these tough times.

He said: “Once we get though this, at the end of the tunnel, we’ll all have a great big huddle together.”

Jimmy Cricket's self-isolating message just before the start of the lockdown. He now sends daily video messages

Jimmy decided a while ago to halt the videos at 100.

He reached the memorable milestone saying: “Hi folks, countdown complete, Hundred points symbol jokes.

“My thanks to @KatieMulg for the original idea to perform my Twitter jokes

“It’s been an absolute joy and pleasure to entertain you on a daily basis! #StayAlert” Rainbow

Watch post number 100 here.

In May, Jimmy penned a special message to all his fans, friends and followers.

In it, he said: “It was my youngest daughter Katie who suggested I do a joke each day on social media not long after the lockdown had kicked in.

“Before we knew it, we’d got to day 54 when one of our Facebookers suggested I go for the 100 jokes.

“His name was Paul Ritchie and I bought into his idea right away.

“After all, I can’t go on indefinitely.

‘Phenomenal job’

“I put on my character costume of tail coat, hat and wellingtons and do them in weekly batches of seven and just drop them in each day one at a time.

“Mrs Cricket’s the one behind the camera and she does a phenomenal job.

“I’m constantly astounded how good the quality is on her iPhone.

“I try to make them relevant to what’s happening in the news.

“I’m thrilled by the emails and texts I get from people telling me how much I cheer them up.”

Also read: Coronavirus pandemic: We can do this together!

Watch video of Jimmy’s lockdown lament

Special poem is read out during lockdown message no 96 150 150 mhamer

Special poem is read out during lockdown message no 96

Hello @jimmy__cricket . Hope you’re well. I’ve loved your countdown to Hundred points symbol jokes. I’m trying to spread smiles with poems. I wrote one for you as part of my #ShowbizStanzas. I hope you like it. Would be lovely to know what you think (or if you’d consider doing a reading of it?)
Jimmy Cricket was sent a poem about himself by a social media follower – and read it out during his latest lockdown video message.
The ode (above) was written by Rachel Keeley (@xRachelKeeleyx), who posted her Showbiz Stanza on Twitter.
She said: “Hello @jimmy__cricket. Hope you’re well. I’ve loved your countdown to Hundred points symboljokes.
“I’m trying to spread smiles with poems. I wrote one for you as part of my #ShowbizStanzas. I hope you like it.
“Would be lovely to know what you think (or if you’d consider doing a reading of it?) Slightly smiling face X”
Jimmy replied: “Lovely Rachel, I will be happy to read and perform your poem here on Twitter, on my way toHundred points symbol jokes! Stay safe! Jimmy xx.”

The Northern Irish comedian was true to his word and read out the poem during his lockdown message 96, which you can watch here.

‘Absolutely brilliant’
Rachel said: “I’m glad you like it Jimmy Smiling face with smiling eyes Thank you so much that means a lot! Best wishes and stay safe X.”
Her poem received praise on social media from Rosina Breen.Jimmy Cricket is just 10 away from completing a century of his special daily video messages.
She said:”Hi Rachel, I thought Thought balloon your poem was absolutely brilliant. Well done Face with tears of joy Face with tears of joy Face with tears of joy xxxxx.”

Jimmy is now just four away from completing a century of his special daily video messages.

He has been sending all his fans and friends togetherness posts as the world fights coronavirus.

The UK government announced on 23 March it was imposing strict new curbs on life in the UK.

Jimmy Cricket's self-isolating message just before the start of the lockdown. He now sends daily video messages

However, the restrictions for the Covid-19 lockdown are starting to be relaxed nationwide, with pubs, restaurants and hairdressers among those business permitted to open again from today (4 July).

Jimmy has been posting the videos on social media with messages like “We can do this together!” and “#stayAlert”Rainbow.

He created the first daily message the day before the lockdown and has attempted to give them topical themes.

Also read: Coronavirus pandemic: We can do this together!

Watch video of Jimmy’s lockdown lament