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Five-star ratings for Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian 150 150 mhamer

Five-star ratings for Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian

The Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiography

Jimmy Cricket’s autobiography is getting top marks on web-based retail platform Amazon!

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian officially went on sale earlier this month.

And it already has two five-star global ratings on Amazon.

One reviewer said: “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.”

Clean comedy

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.

Northern Irish star comedian Jimmy said he hoped it would “bring back warm memories for older readers”.

He added: “And gives a taste to younger readers of a form of entertainment that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.”

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.

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.

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!

Easter cruise included special birthday celebration 150 150 mhamer

Easter cruise included special birthday celebration

A thunderstorm and a timely stop-off to celebrate a special birthday helped to make Jimmy Cricket’s Easter cruise a memorable one!

Famous funnyman Jimmy was a celebrity entertainer on the Ambience, the flagship of Ambassador Cruise Line.

His wife, May – a professional singer – accompanied him on the boat, which set sail from London Tilbury on 3 April.

Guernsey, Tobermory on the Isle of Mull and Belfast in Northern Ireland – Jimmy’s place of birth – were among the destinations on the 11-night trip.

It included a ‘Journey through Holy Week’ theme, with Easter services and reflections on board.

Jimmy said: “It was organised by a lifelong friend of ours called Chris Gidney who used to run an organisation called Christians in Entertainment, so it was Christian-themed.

“When we stopped at Belfast, May and I were able to attend a birthday lunch to celebrate her brother Carson’s 80th birthday.

“How convenient was that!?”

He added: “And when we docked in the port of Cherbourg, we were hit by a thunderstorm!”

‘What a star!’

High praise for Jimmy came from one of the passengers called MJ Simpson (pictured below).

Here is MJ’s description of himself on his Twitter profile.

“Writes a bit, acts a bit, doesn’t sing. One book every 20 years or so. Proud owner of the officially second-best handlebar moustache in Britain.”

He posted after the cruise: “The absolute highlight of an @ambassadorcruis packed with great times was seeing and even meeting comedy legend @jimmy__cricket.

“Two hilarious shows and he took time to chat with every fan.

“What a star!”

The absolute highlight of @ambassadorcruis packed with great times was seeing and even meeting comedy legend @jimmy__cricket.

The celebrity entertainers on board included Syd Little, of comedy duo Little and Large fame.

Jimmy posted on social media; “My heartfelt thanks to @ambassadorcruis and to organiser @ChrisGidney1 & Katherine & Tony & Maggie & @RealSidLittle & Sheree alongside @mimilabonqu & Pad, @revcindy1 & Jeff & Rev Ed & Margaret for the joyful Easter Celebrations & fun we had in each other’s company while onboard!”

Find out who else was on the cruise here.

Also read: Little and Large: It was a joy to work with them both

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!

Autobiography: Get your copy signed at live shows! 150 150 mhamer

Autobiography: Get your copy signed at live shows!

The Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiography

Jimmy Cricket will sign copies of his recently published autobiography at his live shows.

The story of Jimmy’s life, including 50 golden years in showbusiness, is now on sale.

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of his illustrious career – told in his own words.

The book can be ordered from online retailer Amazon here.

Jimmy said he hoped it would “bring back warm memories for older readers”.

He added: “And gives a taste to younger readers of a form of entertainment that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.”

A follower on social media asked Jimmy how he could get a signed copy of the book.

Jimmy replied: “Many years ago, I had a book called ‘Letters from my Mammy’.

“People who bought it would bring it to my live shows and I would sign it!”

The famous Northern Irish comedian is the headline entertainer on an Easter cruise at present.

His tour dates, which include another season at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool starting in July, are here.

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.

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.

Mary’s Meals

A reminder that Jimmy’s book is available on Amazon here. 

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!

Belfast among UK destinations on special Easter cruise 150 150 mhamer

Belfast among UK destinations on special Easter cruise

We hope that you will unwind in comfortable surroundings as we take an exciting voyage across the waters whilst celebrating Easter with our special celebrity entertainers and guests.

The city in which Jimmy Cricket was born is among the ports of call on his current working cruise around the British Isles and France.

Famous funnyman Jimmy is a celebrity entertainer on the Ambience, the flagship of Ambassador Cruise Line.

The boat set sail from London Tilbury on Monday (3 April).

Guernsey, Tobermory on the Isle of Mull and Belfast in Northern Ireland – Jimmy’s place of birth – are among the destinations on the 11-night trip.

Le Havre in France is also on the itinerary for the Easter British Isles Discovery.

It includes a ‘Journey through Holy Week’ theme with Easter services and reflections on board.

Promotional material about the cruise says Jimmy is one of a rare breed of “‘clean’ comedians who has his audiences falling off their seats with laughter”.

It adds he “will be delighting [audiences] … with cabaret appearances”.

Syd Little, of comedy duo Little and Large fame, is also one of the celebrity entertainers on  the cruise.

Find out who else is on the cruise here.

Little and Large: It was a joy to work with them both

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.

It can be ordered from online retailer Amazon here.

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.

Autobiography: Buy The Jimmy Cricket Story now! 150 150 mhamer

Autobiography: Buy The Jimmy Cricket Story now!

The Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiography

Jimmy Cricket proudly shows off a copy of his official autobiography, which 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 book can be ordered from online retailer Amazon here.

Jimmy launched the book last week, saying: “It’s here, friends. The story of how it all began.

“From my childhood growing up in Northern Ireland …

“… through the Butlin’s Redcoat days in the sixties,  when every camp  had a custom-built theatre …

“… the Pontins Bluecoat days when I met my good lady May …

” … the northern clubs in the seventies when there was a social club in practically every street corner …

” … and the eighties when the television schedules were dominated by variety shows.

“It’ll strike a chord with older readers and give younger ones an insight into a world that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.

“And there’s more.

“It also gives me a chance to thank publicly some of the people who’ve helped me through life’s journey.”

Warm memories

The page promoting Jimmy’s autobiography on Amazon says: “This book is a personally written account of Jimmy’s 50 Golden Years in showbusiness.

“From holiday camp Redcoat to Bluecoat, then on to his first big break on television, (after many struggles).

“Going on to headline for four of his own series for Central television in the 1980s with Royal Command Performances and TV Variety shows in between.

“Then his BBC Radio 2 series written by the great scriptwriter Eddie Braben in the 1990s which ran for five years called, Jimmy’s Cricket Team.

“As Jimmy says himself in the book: I hope it brings back warm memories for older readers’.

“‘And gives a taste to younger readers of a form of entertainment that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.'”

A reminder that Jimmy’s book is available on Amazon here. 

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!

Exclusive: My official autobiography can be ordered now! 150 150 mhamer

Exclusive: My official autobiography can be ordered now!

The Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiography

Jimmy Cricket is proud to exclusively reveal to all his website readers that his official autobiography will be available from the end of this week!

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

The book is officially available from Saturday 1 April and can be ordered from online retailer Amazon here.

And the famous funnyman has a special message for all his friends and fans to accompany the news of this exciting launch.

He says: “It’s here, friends. The story of how it all began.

“From my childhood growing up in Northern Ireland …

“… through the Butlin’s Redcoat days in the sixties,  when every camp  had a custom-built theatre …

“… the Pontins Bluecoat days when I met my good lady May …

” … the northern clubs in the seventies when there was a social club in practically every street corner …

” … and the eighties when the television schedules were dominated by variety shows.

“It’ll strike a chord with older readers and give younger ones an insight into a world that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.

“And there’s more.

“It also gives me a chance to thank publicly some of the people who’ve helped me through life’s journey.”

Warm memories

The page promoting Jimmy’s autobiography on Amazon says: “This book is a personally written account of Jimmy’s 50 Golden Years in showbusiness.

“From holiday camp Redcoat to Bluecoat, then on to his first big break on television, (after many struggles).

“Going on to headline for four of his own series for Central television in the 1980s with Royal Command Performances and TV Variety shows in between.

“Then his BBC Radio 2 series written by the great scriptwriter Eddie Braben in the 1990s which ran for five years called, Jimmy’s Cricket Team.

“As Jimmy says himself in the book: I hope it brings back warm memories for older readers’.

“‘And gives a taste to younger readers of a form of entertainment that seemed to vanish before our very eyes.'”

A reminder that Jimmy’s book is available on Amazon here. 

The paperback book is priced at £11.99.

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

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

Also read: From bingo caller to 50 Golden Years in showbiz!