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Audience gets chance to ask questions 150 150 mhamer

Audience gets chance to ask questions

Jimmy Cricket in Ormskirk with Edwin Fisher, Amy Phillips and John Crawley

Jimmy with Edwin Fisher, Amy Phillips & John Crawley at Ormskirk show

Jimmy Cricket enjoyed an “interesting and thoughtful” Q&A with some of his fans when he appeared in Ormskirk.

The famous entertainer was at the town’s Civic Hall earlier this month for one of his ‘Audience with’ shows, an evening of stand-up comedy.

These events have an interesting twist in that they feature a segment where members of the audience can ask Jimmy a question.

Ormskirk’s show was hosted by Jimmy’s good friend, comedian Tony Vino, who presided over the questions from the audience.

Jimmy said he was “thrilled to receive quite a number of interesting and thoughtful questions”.

He added: “I would like to thank Matt Orr from the nearby Engine Rooms [a community-based venue offering a huge range of activities and entertainment], who helped on the technical side and to comedian Adam Rush for helping to arrange a date for the show in the first place.”

Watch Jimmy’s walkabout in Ormskirk.

Watch slideshow of latest walkabout 150 150 mhamer

Watch slideshow of latest walkabout

Jimmy Cricket plays the saxophone during his Ormskirk walkabout

Jimmy plays the saxophone during his walkabout around Ormskirk

Jimmy Cricket decided to drop in on the good folk of Ormskirk ahead of his appearance at the town’s Civic Hall next month.

The visit followed the famous Northern Irish entertainer’s successful walkabout in Stockport Town Centre.

This time around he was ably joined  by comedian Adam Ruston who is promoting Jimmy’s visit, along with Thea – Ormskirk Civic Hall manager – and Lauren, the bar manager at the venue.

During Jimmy’s whistle-stop tour of downtown Ormskirk, he popped into the Lime Tyger bar and Disraelis 1 pub, and did a meet-and-greet around the main pedestrian area.

He said: “I’m looking forward to the first of March when I will bring my ‘Audience with Jimmy Cricket’ show to the town with supporting host, the comedian Tony Vino.”

Click here for more details about Jimmy’s show.

Click the arrow button below to view a slideshow of photos of Jimmy’s walkabout around Ormskirk.

Warm welcome on a cold afternoon 150 150 mhamer

Warm welcome on a cold afternoon

Jimmy Cricket with Annette Logan

Jimmy with Annette during his walkabout in Stockport

Jimmy Cricket received a warm welcome on a cold January day when he went for a  walkabout in Stockport town centre a few weeks ago.

Jimmy Cricket with Martin Logan

Jimmy with Martin

The well-known entertainer thought it would be a good way of promoting his forthcoming visit to Stockport’s Plaza Theatre.

Armed with his much-loved saxophone, he decided he would join his friends, the busking outfit called the Lamplighters, and walk from the pub called The Swan With Two Necks in central Stockport.

They went along Mersey Square in front of the main entrance to the Merseyway Shopping Centre, and then on to the theatre itself.

jimmy_cricket_darrenDuring the journey Jimmy bumped into lots of different faces, who greeted him with not only great surprise, but full of warmth as well.

This was really welcomed by Jimmy as it was, after all, a cold January afternoon!

Among the many pleasant people he met during the walk included Martin and Annette Logan (photos above and right) and Darren Healey (left).

A feast fit for a top comedian! 150 150 mhamer

A feast fit for a top comedian!

Jimmy Cricket with Bob and HelenJimmy Cricket paid a massive compliment after a show in Newbury at the start of this month.

The well-known Northern Irish entertainer met married couple Bob and Helen (pictured above with Jimmy) at the Berkshire venue.

Bob runs an entertainment agency called Champagne Entertainments and Helen has a catering company called Champagne Catering. Together they had arranged for Jimmy to appear at the Newbury Conservative Club and Helen actually runs her catering business from the venue’s kitchen.

Funnyman Jimmy said: “Bob contributed to the entertainment programme as the DJ once I had finished my act and Helen used her culinary expertise to provide a sumptuous buffet during the event.

“In fact, it is one of the best catering displays I have ever witnessed, which, coming from someone who throughout my long career has visited many a venue, is quite a compliment!”