Jimmy Cricket talks about selfies*, his stolen concrete wellingtons and good friend Ken Dodd in a newspaper article ahead of a show in Bolton later this week.
The famous funnyman is appearing in Legend at the Comedy Club at Henighans on Bury Road, Breightmet, with MC Lee Tommo and two support comedians on Friday (25 July).
He told the Bolton Evening New’s entertainment reporter Melanie Wallwork: “I can’t understand these selfies on the mobile you take.
“I took a selfie but one of my arms was missing from the picture!”
The article also says: “Next month, he will be reunited with old pal and legendary comic, Ken Dodd, at a gig in Bridlington, as well as a replacement pair of concrete wellington boots.
“He said: ‘I had a pair of concrete wellies that Ken Dodd gave me for my 50th birthday.
‘Last April, they vanished from my front garden, they were nicked.
‘It was quite devastating for me.’
“The entertainer is famous for wearing wellington boots, marked with the letters R and L on the wrong feet, during his acts.
“He said Mrs Cricket tracked down a new pair of wellies, for £20 off eBay, which Ken will sign and present to Jimmy to replace the stolen pair which were of great sentimental value to the comic.
“Speaking of Ken, Jimmy said: ‘His enthusiasm is contagious. What a career. He is quite unique.'”
Tickets for Friday’s show cost £10, call 01204 435 428. Doors open at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm.
* For those not familiar with a selfie, it is a self-portrait photograph, usually taken with a hand-held digital camera or camera phone.