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Blackpool: Always somewhere to go and a show to see 150 150 mhamer

Blackpool: Always somewhere to go and a show to see

Back tonight folks, at the popular @LyndeneHotel Blackpool, what a great Lancashire resort where there is always somewhere to go and a show to see if we have inclement summer weather! #lotsofvariety

Blackpool always offers plenty of variety whatever the weather, says famous funnyman Jimmy Cricket.

The Northern Irish comedian performed at the Lyndene Hotel in the busy seaside resort on Wednesday (2 August) for the second time this summer.

He said on social media: “Back tonight folks, at the popular @LyndeneHotel, Blackpool.

“What a great Lancashire resort, where there is always somewhere to go and a show to see if we have inclement summer weather! #lotsofvariety.”

Jimmy is now in his EIGHTH season performing at the Lyndene.

He will also be there on 6 September, 4 October, 1 November and 6 December.

Rochdale-based Jimmy has dubbed the Lyndene as his “second home” as he has made so many appearances at the hotel over several years.

Entertainers do two separate shows – one in each of the two Lyndene lounges – every night.

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 hunger and 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

Another appearance beckons at the Lyndene 150 150 mhamer

Another appearance beckons at the Lyndene

A second appearance of the summer season at the Lyndene Hotel awaits Jimmy Cricket this week.

The famous Northern Irish comedian will do two more shows at the popular Blackpool venue on Wednesday (2 August).

Jimmy is now in his EIGHTH season performing at the Lyndene.

He will be returning this year on 6 September, 4 October, 1 November and 6 December.

Rochdale-based Jimmy has dubbed the Lyndene as his “second home” as he has made so many appearances at the hotel over several years.

Entertainers do two separate shows – one in each of the two Lyndene lounges – every night.

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 hunger and 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

Fr Frankie’s special anniversary – more video & pictures! 150 150 mhamer

Fr Frankie’s special anniversary – more video & pictures!

Fr Frankie Mulgrew, the younger son of famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket, is celebrating 10 years in the priesthood.

Fr Frankie Mulgrew’s family, friends and parishioners certainly made sure he celebrated his 10th year as a priest in style!

Formerly a comedian like his famous father, Jimmy Cricket, Fr Frankie was ordained in 2013.

He is currently parish priest at St James and All Souls Parish in Salford.

Drinks and food were provided at a special function to mark the memorable occasion.

Watch video from the celebration here.

Or you can click on the first headline of the image below to view it.

Fr Frankie Mulgrew, the younger son of famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket, is celebrating 10 years in the priesthood.

His parish posted another video on social media of Fr Frankie answering a series of questions.

View the video here. 

In a Facebook post, the parish said: “Congratulations again to our Parish Priest, Fr Frankie, on the anniversary of your 10th Priestly Ordination.

“May God continue to bless you and inspire you to lead our parish to greater heights, Amen.
“We love you Fr Frankie.”
Fr Frankie has authored two books on faith.
His first is about God and humour called Does God LOL? (LOL is internet slang for Laugh Out Loud).
He compiled and edited the book.
It includes contributions from famous entertainers Ricky Tomlinson, Tim Vine, Jo Brand, Milton Jones and the late Sir Ken Dodd and Frank Carson.
And the second is Miracles R Us: Supernatural Miracles In The Catholic Church.
Fr Frankie Mulgrew, the younger son of famous entertainer Jimmy Cricket, is celebrating 10 years in the priesthood.
Jimmy Cricket’s autobiography!

Don’t forget that Jimmy’s official autobiography is now 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 hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

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

See photos from Jimmy’s first Lyndene Hotel shows of 2023 150 150 mhamer

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

Back at one of my favourite holiday resorts of all time, Blackpool, and here at the popular #LyndeneHotel for my 8th year run! 🎭 #keepvarietyalive

Jimmy Cricket posted the photos above on social media to mark his eagerly awaited return to the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool.

The famous Northern Irish comedian began his EIGHTH season at the popular seaside venue on Wednesday 5 July.

He will also be returning this year on 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November and 6 December.

Rochdale-based Jimmy has dubbed the Lyndene as his “second home” as he has done so many shows at the hotel over several years.

He posted a message on social media alongside the photos of his latest performances there.

It read: “Hi folks! Back at one of my favourite holiday resorts of all time, Blackpool.

“And here at the popular #LyndeneHotel for my 8th year run! 🎭 #keepvarietyalive.”

Entertainers do two separate shows – one in each of the two Lyndene lounges – on the night.

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

See all Jimmy’s booked shows here.

Jimmy’s autobiography!

Don’t forget that Jimmy’s official autobiography is now 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 hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

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

‘Easy reading that will make you chuckle’ – Amazon review 150 150 mhamer

‘Easy reading that will make you chuckle’ – Amazon review

The Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiographyJimmy Cricket’s autobiography has received another top review on Amazon, the online retailer selling the book.

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian already has several five-star global ratings.

One recent reviewer said: “If you want easy reading that will make you chuckle, then this is a brilliant book.

“I can read it over and over.

A previous review had read: “Greatly enjoyed Jimmy’s life story and long, tough route into show business.

“Some very amusing incidents, some sad ones too.

“This is not a short book but it kept my attention throughout.

“100% recommendation.”

Jimmy says he will be happy to sign copies of the book at his live shows.

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

The book can be ordered from online retailer Amazon here.

Mary’s Meals

The paperback is priced at £11.99.

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!

Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

Jimmy’s return to his favourite Blackpool hotel is now just one week away!

The famous Northern Irish comedian begins his EIGHTH season at the popular Lyndene Hotel next Wednesday 5 July.

He will also be returning on 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November and 6 December.

Rochdale-based Jimmy has dubbed the Lyndene as his “second home”, as he has done so many shows at the Blackpool venue over several years.

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

See all Jimmy’s booked shows here.

Also read: Lyndene Hotel: It’s wonderful to be back!

 

A special surprise at regular Rochdale charity event 150 150 mhamer

A special surprise at regular Rochdale charity event

Wonderful Tuesday evening, been doing Jam nights for 20yrs raising funds for local charities with my fellow organisers, Kath, Alan, Pauline who arranged a surprise for me to celebrate my 50 yrs with my old friends & family there, my thanks also to @JMSportPix @ColinMeredith52

Jimmy Cricket had a nice surprise at the latest charity jam night in Rochdale where he lives.

The famous entertainer thought it was going to be another of the regular events held every few months at a local parish hall.

However, it turned out to be a very special occasion as his family and some old friends attended the show.

The surprise was arranged as part of the celebrations to mark Jimmy’s remarkable 50 years in showbusiness.

Jimmy described it as a “wonderful evening”.

He added: “My fellow organisers, Kath, Alan and Pauline arranged a surprise for me to celebrate my 50 years with my old friends and family there.

“My thanks also to @JMSportPix @ColinMeredith52.”

Jimmy and his wife May – a professional singer – have for about 20 years hosted a regular night of entertainment.

The event takes place at St Vincent’s RC parish centre in Norden.

Chosen charity

It provides an opportunity for Belfast-born Jimmy and other performers to try out some new (and relive old) routines.

Jimmy and May invite different guests who perform free of charge.

Proceeds from a raffle and the selling of refreshments go to a chosen charity.

The popular comedian has nicknamed those who regularly support these evenings as ‘Jimmy’s Jammers’.

He has been making people laugh as a professional comedian for 50 years – usually raising money for worthy causes at the same time.

Instantly recognisable for wearing a funny hat and green wellies marked L and R on the wrong feet, he proudly keeps his comedy clean – increasingly rare these days –  making him a perfect family entertainer.

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.

Read more about Jimmy’s life and career here.

All his tour bookings and other events can be found here.

Jimmy’s autobiography!

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

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of Jimmy’s illustrious life and 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 hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

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

Return to favourite Blackpool hotel just weeks away 150 150 mhamer

Return to favourite Blackpool hotel just weeks away

Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

It is now less than a month to go before Jimmy Cricket returns to his “second home” in Blackpool! 

The famous Northern Irish comedian begins his EIGHTH season at the popular Lyndene Hotel on Wednesday 5 July.

He will also be returning on 2 August, 6 September, 4 October, 1 November and 6 December.

His latest appearance at the Lyndene was on Wednesday 7 December last year.

Rochdale-based Jimmy has dubbed the Lyndene as his “second home” as he has done so many shows at the Blackpool venue over several years.

Paul Swift, general manager at the Lyndene, previously told Jimmy: “We love nothing more than getting to split our sides laughing on the first Wednesday of every month watching your show when you come to visit.

“Jimmy isn’t just one of our incredible acts, he’s family and takes the time to speak to all of our team and check how they each are when he comes to visit.

“Thank you for being you Mr Cricket!

“We look forward to your visits and always love watching your fantastic act!”

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

See all Jimmy’s booked shows here.

Also read: Lyndene Hotel: It’s wonderful to be back!

Jimmy’s autobiography!

Don’t forget that Jimmy’s official autobiography is now 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 hunger and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.

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