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‘Our entertainment keeps our guests returning to us again & again’ 150 150 mhamer

‘Our entertainment keeps our guests returning to us again & again’

Jimmy Cricket returns this week to perform at what is “widely known as Blackpool’s No 1 entertainment hotel”.

The Northern Irish funnyman is back at the Lyndene Hotel in the famous North West seaside resort on Wednesday (4 October).

As usual, Jimmy will do two shows on the night at the popular venue, one in each of the lounges.

The evergreen comedian is now in his EIGHTH season at the Lyndene.

After Wednesday, he will also be performing there on 1 November and 6 December.

Rochdale-based Jimmy has dubbed the Lyndene as his “second home”!

The hotel’s website says: “Located on Blackpool’s glorious seafront, the Lyndene Hotel is the No 1 choice for hotels with entertainment in Britain’s favourite holiday destination.

“Situated amongst family attractions, glittering show venues, great shopping and Blackpool’s jewel, the Blackpool Tower, our hotel is in the prime position for your holiday base.

“With sweeping views across the Irish Sea with incomparable sunsets and people-watching, the Lyndene Hotel has all the amenities to make your stay perfect.

“From our choice of restaurants, comfortable and social lounges and a fantastic bar stocked with your favourite tipple.

“Our entertainment keeps our guests returning to us again and again.

“Widely known as Blackpool’s No 1 entertainment hotel, we offer THREE superb cabaret acts each evening, every evening, all year around.

“Unlike many Blackpool hotels, the Lyndene offers FREE onsite parking, subject to availability.”

Trivia: The hotel appeared as Le Ponderosa in the second series of Peter Kay’s TV hit comedy Phoenix Nights.

See all Jimmy’s booked shows here.

Buy Jimmy’s autobiography!

Don’t forget that Jimmy’s official autobiography is on sale!

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of Jimmy’s illustrious life and 50-year career – told in his own words.

The paperback costs £11.99 and is available at online retailer Amazon here.

One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.

The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Also read: Autobiography: Buy The Jimmy Cricket Story now!

View photos from Jimmy’s first Lyndene Hotel shows of 2023

Exclusive interview on The World of Lord Russell Podcast Talk Show 150 150 mhamer

Exclusive interview on The World of Lord Russell Podcast Talk Show

@jimmy__cricket exclusively on The World of Lord Russell PodCast Talk Show on Wednesday 27th September 2023

Jimmy Cricket is giving an exclusive interview on a podcast, to be aired on Wednesday (27 September).

The famous funnyman stars as a special guest on The World of Lord Russell PodCast Talk Show.

No timing has been provided for the show, but the interview should appear on Lord Russell’s podcast page here.

Lord Russell Baker’s website describes him as a “philanthropist, explorer and bon vivant”.

It says he has fundraised for several charitable organisations in his home county of Norfolk and beyond.

Famous names

The website adds: “Lord Russell is an enormously respected figure amongst many of the leading professional sportsmen and women in such diverse sports as football, snooker and darts.”

Some of the famous names he has worked with include ex-England, Ipswich Town and Glasgow Rangers captain Terry Butcher.

The list also features former world snooker champions Steve Davis and Ronnie O’Sullivan.

Ex-world champion darters John Lowe, Eric Bristow and Keith Deller have also worked with Lord Russell.

Autobiography

Don’t forget that Jimmy Cricket’s autobiography is on sale.
Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian is priced at £11.99 as a paperback.

It is also available as an ebook priced £9.99 (unless you have subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, in which case it is free).

Amazon Kindle allows users to read ebooks purchased on Amazon.

Jimmy has said he is happy to sign copies of the book at his live shows, where they are available for a discounted price of £10.

The autobiography tells the heart-warming story of his 50 golden years in showbusiness – told in his own words.

He is recognisable for wearing a funny hat and green wellies marked L and R on the wrong feet.

And he proudly keeps his comedy clean – increasingly rare these days –  making him the perfect family entertainer.

The book is available from online retailer Amazon here.

Mary’s Meals

His best-known catchphrases include ‘And there’s more!’ and ‘Come closer!’

He is famous for reading out Letters from his Mammy, which have provided the material for two published books.

One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.

The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Also read: Mary’s Meals: 20 years serving global communities

From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!

Comedy classic shows feature four famous funnymen 150 150 mhamer

Comedy classic shows feature four famous funnymen

The comedians - Classic Comedy With Roy Walker, Adrian Walsh, Jimmy Cricket and Gene Fitzpatrick with Clubsound

Two shows featuring four Northern Irish comedy legends take place on the Emerald Isle early in 2024.

Our very own Jimmy Cricket is among the quartet, which also includes Roy Walker who presented popular TV game show Catchphrase for more than a decade.

Gene Fitzpatrick and Adrian Walsh complete the fab four.

Musical accompaniment and laughter comes from comedy showband Clubsound.

The first show is at the Riverside Theatre in Coleraine on Tuesday 23 January (8pm).

Book online here or call the box office on 028 7012 3123.

The Grand Opera House in Belfast – the city of Jimmy’s birthplace – hosts the second performance on Friday 22 March (7.30pm).

You can book here. Alternatively, phone 028 9024 1919.

Autobiography

Don’t forget that Jimmy Cricket’s autobiography is on sale.
Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian is priced at £11.99 as a paperback.

It is also available as an ebook priced £9.99 (unless you have subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, in which case it is free).

Amazon Kindle allows users to read ebooks purchased on Amazon.

Jimmy has said he is happy to sign copies of the book at his live shows, where they are available for a discounted price of £10.

The autobiography tells the heart-warming story of his 50 golden years in showbusiness – told in his own words.

Recognisable for wearing a funny hat and green wellies marked L and R on the wrong feet, Jimmy has been making people laugh as a professional comedian for half a century.

And he proudly keeps his comedy clean – increasingly rare these days –  making him the perfect family entertainer.

The book is available from online retailer Amazon here.

Mary’s Meals

His best-known catchphrases include ‘And there’s more!’ and ‘Come closer!’

He is also famed for reading out Letters from his Mammy, which have provided the material for two published books.

One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.

The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Also read: Mary’s Meals: 20 years serving global communities

From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!

‘Amazing memorabilia from the maestro of Knotty Ash!’ 150 150 mhamer

‘Amazing memorabilia from the maestro of Knotty Ash!’

The late Sir Ken Dodd is being remembered with a special exhibiton of memorabilia in his hometown of Liverpool.

The late Sir Ken Dodd is being remembered with a special exhibiton of memorabilia in his hometown of Liverpool.

Sir Ken, who died at the age of 90 in March 2018, was a famous comedian and singer.

He often did very long stand-up shows, which sometimes lasted until the early hours of the morning.

People will also remember him fondly for his Diddy Men from Knotty Ash (where he was born and died) and his tickling stick.

The Museum of Liverpool exhibition, entitled Happiness!, celebrates his life and career.

It runs from Saturday (9 September) to 3 March 2024.

The website promoting the event says: “Ken’s unique blend of whimsical, physical, surreal and theatrical humour transformed the UK’s comedy scene.

‘Natural gift for making people laugh’

“Using memorabilia from Ken Dodd’s personal archive, this show will explore Ken’s career and how his comedic approach continues to be used and adopted by some of the UK’s most well-known and emerging comedians.

“Fondly remembered for the magical world he created, including Ken Dodd’s Diddymen, his tickling stick and the jam butty mines, his true passion was his natural gift for making people laugh.

“The exhibition will build on Ken’s passion, looking at the science of comedy, happiness and why laughter is good for our health.”

You can book tickets here for the exhibition.

Fellow funnyman Jimmy Cricket, a very good friend of Ken’s, highlighted the event on social media.

He said: “Hi folks. Opening soon is the ‘Happiness Exhibition’ dedicated to one of the greatest comics who ever graced the stage.

“Running till March 2024, why not pop along and see some amazing memorabilia from the maestro of Knotty Ash!”

Signature song

The son of a coal merchant, Ken Dodd had been a comedian since 1954.

He made it into the Guinness Book of Records for telling 1,500 jokes in three-and-a-half hours.

Sir Ken was also a ventriloquist and an established singer.

He had many recording hits, charting on 18 occasions in the UK Top 40.

His version of Bill Anderson’s Happiness, which reached 31 in the charts in 1964, became his signature song.

And his recording of Tears topped the UK singles chart for five weeks in 1965.

It was the biggest hit single in Britain that year, selling more than one million copies in the UK alone.

Autobiography

Don’t forget that Jimmy Cricket’s autobiography is on sale.
Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian is priced at £11.99 as a paperback.

It is also available as an ebook priced £9.99 (unless you have subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, in which case it is free).

Amazon Kindle allows users to read ebooks purchased on Amazon.

Jimmy has said he is happy to sign copies of the book at his live shows, where they are available for a discounted price of £10.

The autobiography tells the heart-warming story of his 50 golden years in showbusiness – told in his own words.

Recognisable for wearing a funny hat and green wellies marked L and R on the wrong feet, Jimmy has been making people laugh as a professional comedian for half a century.

And he proudly keeps his comedy clean – increasingly rare these days –  making him the perfect family entertainer.

The book is available from online retailer Amazon here.

Mary’s Meals

His best-known catchphrases include ‘And there’s more!’ and ‘Come closer!’

He is also famed for reading out Letters from his Mammy, which have provided the material for two published books.

One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.

The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Also read: Mary’s Meals: 20 years serving global communities

From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!

 

‘The good old days’… ‘love this’… ‘complete legends’ 150 150 mhamer

‘The good old days’… ‘love this’… ‘complete legends’

A photograph featuring several comedy legends, including Jimmy Cricket, attracted plenty of interest on social media.

The picture, taken on the Central Pier at Blackpool, also includes The Krankies, Frank Carson, Paul Daniels and double act (Tommy) Cannon and (Bobby) Ball.

Hundreds of people liked the Facebook post, which got a lot of comments.

It was posted by Marky Ashworth and could be seen on The Official Cannon & Ball Facebook Group page.

Here are a selection of the many comments made about this gathering of famous entertainers.

“Great summer line up.”

“Back in the days of real comics.”

“The good old days!”

“When you could go on holiday around the country and see three or four shows in a week at seaside piers/theatres.”

“Bet that was a good night out!”
“What a great photo.”
“Love this!”
“My childhood growing up.”
“A gaggle of legends.”
“What a great group.”
“Complete Legends.”
“Wow all LEGENDS.”
“That’s a great picture, very funny and talented people.”
Autobiography
Don’t forget that Jimmy Cricket’s autobiography is on sale.
Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian is priced at £11.99 as a paperback.

It is also available as an ebook priced £9.99 (unless you have subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, in which case it is free).

Amazon Kindle allows users to read ebooks purchased on Amazon.

Jimmy has said he is happy to sign copies of the book at his live shows, where they are available for a discounted price of £10.

The autobiography tells the heart-warming story of his 50 golden years in showbusiness – told in his own words.

Recognisable for wearing a funny hat and green wellies marked L and R on the wrong feet, Jimmy has been making people laugh as a professional comedian for half a century.

And he proudly keeps his comedy clean – increasingly rare these days –  making him the perfect family entertainer.

The book is available from online retailer Amazon here.

Mary’s Meals

His best-known catchphrases include ‘And there’s more!’ and ‘Come closer!’

He is also famed for reading out Letters from his Mammy, which have provided the material for two published books.

One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.

The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Also read: Mary’s Meals: 20 years serving global communities

From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!

Unforgettable childhood moment – for the wrong reason 150 150 mhamer

Unforgettable childhood moment – for the wrong reason

Jimmy Cricket is a regular columnist in the Lancashire Evening Post

Jimmy Cricket relives a part of his childhood that he would probably rather forget in his latest newspaper column.

The famous funnyman tells Lancashire Evening Post readers about the time his two aunties, Elizabeth and Cassie, came over from the United States to visit.

All the family were excited with the arrivals of the aunts and even more so as they had brought presents with them.

The young Jimmy got a baseball and ball.

And he quickly ran out of the door and into the front garden to practise.

Jimmy missed with his first few swings but connected too well with the fourth, sending the ball hurtling through a front window!

“I can still hear and see the glass smashing, followed by a deathly hush,” says Jimmy in his column.

“It was a well-chastened nine-year-old that went to bed early that night.”

This is just one of the countless tales regaled by Jimmy in his autobiography.

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian officially went on sale in April priced £11.99 as a paperback.

It is also available as an ebook priced £9.99 (unless you have subscribed to Kindle Unlimited, in which case it is free).

Amazon Kindle allows users to read ebooks purchased on Amazon.

Clean comedy

Jimmy has said he is happy to sign copies of his book at his live shows, where they are available for a discounted price of £10.

The autobiography tells the heart-warming story of 50 golden years in showbusiness – told in his own words.

Recognisable for wearing a funny hat and green wellies marked L and R on the wrong feet, Jimmy has been making people laugh as a professional comedian for half a century.

And he proudly keeps his comedy clean – increasingly rare these days –  making him the perfect family entertainer.

The book is available from online retailer Amazon here.

Mary’s Meals

His best-known catchphrases include ‘And there’s more!’ and ‘Come closer!’

He is also famed for reading out Letters from his Mammy, which have provided the material for two published books.

One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.

The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities where hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

Also read: Mary’s Meals: 20 years serving global communities

From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!

Big carnival supporter goes dressed as Jimmy Cricket! 150 150 mhamer

Big carnival supporter goes dressed as Jimmy Cricket!

Hi folks what a lovely funny story which was posted on 23rd June 2023, thank you to 'The St Ives Times & Echo' for covering the article regarding Philip (Thomas) who has been supporting his local Hayle carnival for the last 40 yrs dressed as a tribute act, me! 😆#keepvarietyalive

A man has received a special certificate for decades of support for a local carnival – dressed as Jimmy Cricket!

Philip Thomas got the award for his 40 years of contributions to Hayle Carnival at the 2023 event in June.

Hayle is a port town in west Cornwall, about five miles from St Ives.

The St Ives Times & Echo News reported on the carnival award (below).

Famous funnyman Jimmy posted on social media: “Hi folks, what a lovely funny story posted on 23rd June 2023.

“Thank you to The St Ives Times & Echo for covering the article regarding Philip (Thomas) who has been supporting his local Hayle carnival for the last 40 yrs dressed as a tribute act, me!”

Hi folks what a lovely funny story which was posted on 23rd June 2023, thank you to 'The St Ives Times & Echo' for covering the article regarding Philip (Thomas) who has been supporting his local Hayle carnival for the last 40 yrs dressed as a tribute act, me! 😆#keepvarietyalive

Philip is seen receiving the certificate from Hayle Deputy Mayor, Councillor June Lawrenson-Reid.

Buy Jimmy’s autobiography!

Don’t forget that Jimmy’s official autobiography is currently on sale!

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of Jimmy’s illustrious life and 50-year career – told in his own words.

The paperback costs £11.99 and is available at online retailer Amazon here.

One pound from the sale of every book goes to Mary’s Meals.

The charity supports feeding projects in some of the world’s poorest communities.

You can find all Jimmy’s tour dates here.