Unforgettable childhood moment – for the wrong reason
Jimmy Cricket relives a part of his childhood that he would probably rather forget in his latest newspaper column.
The famous funnyman tells Lancashire Evening Post readers about the time his two aunties, Elizabeth and Cassie, came over from the United States to visit.
All the family were excited with the arrivals of the aunts and even more so as they had brought presents with them.
The young Jimmy got a baseball and ball.
And he quickly ran out of the door and into the front garden to practise.
Jimmy missed with his first few swings but connected too well with the fourth, sending the ball hurtling through a front window!
“I can still hear and see the glass smashing, followed by a deathly hush,” says Jimmy in his column.
“It was a well-chastened nine-year-old that went to bed early that night.”
This is just one of the countless tales regaled by Jimmy in his autobiography.
Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian officially went on sale in April priced £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 his book at his live shows, where they are available for a discounted price of £10.
The autobiography tells the heart-warming story of 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.
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.