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Flying visit to appear on radio show 150 150 mhamer

Flying visit to appear on radio show

William Caulfield and Jimmy Cricket share a joke

Fellow Northern Irish comics William Caulfield & Jimmy Cricket share a joke at the radio show recording

Jimmy Cricket made a flying visit to Northern Ireland to appear on a show hosted by a fellow Northern Irish entertainer.

The Rochdale-based funnyman featured on the BBC Radio Ulster programme, It’s William Caulfield, So It Is, hosted by the eponymous impressionist and comedian.

Jimmy journeyed over on the day of the recording and flew back to Manchester the next day.

He said: “It was literally a flying visit to appear on the show. I wanted to accept the invite and had a great time with William.”

The programme was broadcast on Saturday 25 April, with the entire series available as a podcast on the BBC website. Each episode is recorded in front of a live studio audience at Blackstaff House.

It’s William Caulfield, So It Is 150 150 mhamer

It’s William Caulfield, So It Is

Jimmy and Fiona in front ofl the legendary Europa Hotel Jimmy Cricket was stopped for a photograph as he walked near the legendary Europa Hotel in his birth city of Belfast.

The famous comedian, who has lived in Rochdale for many years, was on Queen Victoria  Street in Belfast when he was asked for a picture with Fiona Burt (above) who then quickly put it on Facebook.

Jimmy was in Belfast to take part in the radio show, It’s William Caulfield, So It Is, for BBC Radio Ulster which stars local North Ireland comedian William Caulfield.

The show will be broadcast in April and while Jimmy was out and about in central Belfast – not too far away from the studio – he was grabbed by Fiona for this photo.

Jimmy said: “It was a real thrill to appear on William’s programme as I have followed his career over the years.

“The show was recorded in front of a live studio audience at Blackstaff House and I wish William and the production team all the best with the remaining episodes of the series.”

More details on William can be found at http://www.williamcaulfield.co.uk

‘Clean fun – that’s Cricket’s pitch’ 150 150 mhamer

‘Clean fun – that’s Cricket’s pitch’

 

The feature in the TV Times was written to advertise and promote Jimmy Cricket’s series And There’s More on Central Television

The TV Times feature was written to promote Jimmy Cricket’s series, And There’s More, which was broadcast on ITV

This magazine feature provides a nostalgic glimpse into Jimmy Cricket’s past.

Jimmy Cricket in the TV TimesOne of Jimmy’s ‘Friends’ on Facebook called Tom Stamp posted the attached picture of an article – entitled Clean fun – that’s Cricket’s pitch – which was published in the TV Times in the 1980s.

It was written to advertise and promote Jimmy’s series, And There’s More, which was produced by Central Television and broadcast on ITV between 1985 and 1989.

Jimmy says: “This is a real bit of nostalgia for me – where have all the years gone?!”

Celebrities tell their favourite jokes 150 150 mhamer

Celebrities tell their favourite jokes

Jimmy Cricket on Sky1's John Bishop's Only JokingJimmy Cricket was joined by a host of fellow comedians as he appeared in a new TV comedy series. 

The Irish entertainer featured in the second episode of Sky1′s John Bishop’s Only Joking which is broadcast every Friday.

Jason Manford, Mick Miller, Jason Byrne, Tiffany Stevenson and Tom O’Connor, plus television presenter Davina McCall and former boxing world champion Ricky Hatton also appeared on the show telling their favourite jokes.Jimmy Cricket on Sky1's John Bishop's Only Joking

There has been some good feedback from Jimmy’s appearance, both on his Twitter feed and on his Facebook page.

He also appears in episodes three, four, five, six, seven and nine of the series which is fronted by Liverpool funnyman John Bishop.

Watch a trailer to the show at http://sky1.sky.com/john-bishops-only-joking/john-bishops-only-joking-trailer and find out more information at http://sky1.sky.com/sky1hd-shows/john-bishops-only-joking

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2012 – we look back at the highlights 150 150 mhamer

2012 – we look back at the highlights

Jimmy Cricket played Baron Hardup in panto with Dancing on Ice star Ray Quinn as Prince Charming

Jimmy was Baron Hardup in panto with Dancing on Ice’s Ray Quinn Prince Charming

Jimmy has had another busy year and as usual he has travelled the length and breadth of the country to meet his touring commitments throughout 2012.

Some of the highlights of the past 12 months include:

– At the start of the year appearing as Baron Hardup in a pantomime version of Cinderella at the Civic Theatre in Darlington

– Headlining the summer show at the Hippodrome Theatre, Eastbourne, which ran for five months and was presented every Tuesday and Wednesday evening from the first week of May through to the end of September

– Featuring in a northern comedy tour alongside the inimitable Mick Miller

– Appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the Sheffield Comedy festival and the new Belly Laughs Belfast comedy festival

– Travelling to venues in Guernsey, Cromer, Torquay, Bridlington, Carlisle, Towyn and Glasgow – to name just a few of the different places visited

– Appearing in BBC 3’s Comedy Marathon which was recorded at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival

– Participating in a recording of the new Sky TV comedy series called John Bishop’s Only Joking

Jimmy said: “I would like to thank all those who came to one of my shows this year or who have bought one of my merchandise items.

“Also thanks to anyone who has followed me on Twitter, decided to be a friend on Facebook or who has viewed one of my clips on YouTube.

“Thanks you all for your continuing support and I hope to see you in 2013!”

Night out in Barnsley 150 150 mhamer

Night out in Barnsley

Jimmy Cricket and The FantasticsEchoes of a show a few years ago in south Yorkshire reached famous comedian Jimmy Cricket recently.

Two  photographs were posted on social networking website Facebook of a gig in which Jimmy performed in Barnsley.

One of the pictures is of Jimmy with a guy called Dick and the other with a band called ‘The Fantastics’ who were a support act during the evening.

The photos were posted on Facebook by Neil D’Angelo who wrote: “Private function at shafton village club 2008 Barnsley……. Was a great night I recall.”

One of the photos from Facebook