Creator of TV’s Benidorm on ‘legend that is Jimmy Cricket’
Jimmy Cricket got a rave review from the creator and writer of ITV’s Benidorm following one of his recent shows in Spain.
Derren Litten, who also co-wrote The Catherine Tate Show, watched Northern Irish comic Jimmy perform at the Hotel Don Pancho in Benidorm.
Benidorm aired for 10 series from 1 February 2007 until 2 May 2018.
The sitcom featured holiday makers and staff at the Solana all-inclusive hotel in Benidorm over the course of a week each year.
During his first visit to Spain since 2020 – Covid restrictions.had limited global travel – Jimmy did four performances in five days.
His other shows were at the Emerald Isle in the La Florida complex, Orihuela, the Coopers Arms in Ciudad Quesada and the Mazarron Country Club.
The Mazzaron Country club is a complex of holiday homes located on the Costa Calida.
Jimmy posted on social media: “Three years on this February post-Covid, and what a wonderful night back at ‘The Emerald Isle’ La Florida Spain with my fellow act comic/singer/agent @steviespit.”
Unique brand of comedy
On his performance at the Don Pancho, he said: “What a wonderful warm audience tonight in Benidorm.
“Also on the show was fellow entertainer singer/comic/agent @steviespit BEM.
“My thanks to Charlene and all the staff at the Don Pancho Hotel for all their hospitality! #keepvarietyalive.”
The Northern Irish comedian has in the past annually jetted across to the continent for several days during the winter.
There is a sizeable demand for his unique brand of comedy due to a growing ex-pat market in the Alicante and Benidorm regions.
Find out where Jimmy is performing next and view all his tour dates on this website.