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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!

Laughter, music and £2,500 for charity 150 150 mhamer

Laughter, music and £2,500 for charity

Jimmy Cricket with fellow artists and some staff and volunteers from the British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland

The principal organiser of a charity show headlined by Jimmy Cricket could not watch the production after falling ill just days before it took place.

Jimmy Walker had booked the entertainer to be the lead act in the fund-raising event on 12 September at the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine in Northern Ireland.

The charity concert was in aid of the British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland (BHFNI).

Jimmy Cricket and Jimmy Walker

The two Jimmys

But organiser Jimmy, who lives in nearby Ballymoney, was taken ill the weekend before the show, but as the concert venue was only around the corner from the hospital, his famous namesake was able to pop over to see him personally.

Alongside Belfast-born and Rochdale-based comedian Jimmy in the production was Ulster country singer Curtis Magee and the performer Gary Wilson.

Gary was doubling up for this event as he is also the British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland’s fund-raising volunteer manager!

A total of £2,500 was raised for the charity from the show.

Top: Jimmy Cricket with fellow artists and some staff and volunteers from the British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland. Stood next to Jimmy is Jimmy Walker’s wife, Helen, who was also instrumental in organising the show.

Below, Jimmy is pictured with Curtis and below right, with Gary.

Jimmy Cricket with Curtis MageeJimmy Cricket with Gary Wilson

‘A night of hearty laughter’ 150 150 mhamer

‘A night of hearty laughter’

Jimmy Cricket's show is at the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine in Northern IrelandA superb extravaganza of music and comedy is promised – and all in a great cause – when Jimmy Cricket makes another return to his Northern Ireland.

The show the famous entertainer is headlining at the Lodge Hotel, Coleraine in Northern Ireland is being billed as “a night of hearty laughter with the the legendary Jimmy Cricket and friends”.

It is in aid of the British Heart Foundation Northern Ireland.

Jimmy said: “The show came about through a chance email from the main instigator of this fundraiser who is a Ballymoney-based gentleman called Jimmy Walker.

“Jimmy often arranges fundraisers for this cause, one he is fully committed to it because he has had health problems in the past.”

Jimmy Walker wanted Jimmy to headline the show, alongside Country singer Curtis Magee and the performer Gary Wilson – who doubles up for this event as he is also the British Heart Foundation NI’s fundraising volunteer manager!

The show takes place on Thursday 12 September (8pm start) and tickets are on sale at the hotel reception.