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My thanks for 2023 – and here’s what happening in 2024! 150 150 mhamer

My thanks for 2023 – and here’s what happening in 2024!

Strictly Come Dancing is the theme of Jimmy Cricket's 2023 Christmas card.

Jimmy’s Christmas card for this year

Hi folks, it’s me, Jimmy, come closer!

As we approach the end of 2023, I’d like to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who came out to see me at one of my live shows this year, and who bought my new autobiography which came out on the first of April.

I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you about some of the exciting things that will be happening in 2024…

There’s nowhere quite like Blackpool and next March I’ll be playing my ninth season at the lovely Lyndene Hotel on the promenade.

The four dates there next year are as follows:

  • Wednesday 6 March
  • Wednesday 5 June
  • Wednesday 4 September
  • Wednesday 4 December.

Also in March I’ll be going back to the Cabaret Lounge in Hull for my fifth appearance for owners Paul and Bev – on Sunday 17 March (St Patrick’s Day of course!).

And to round off a great month, I’ll be doing a three-day theatre tour of Northern Ireland with my fellow Irish comedians Roy Walker, Adrian Walsh and Gene Fitzpatrick.

The dates for that are:

In July I’ll be doing two shows for my favourite television channel – Talking Pictures – at the Savoy Theatre in Monmouth, Wales. For anyone who can’t get to the actual shows, they will be televised.

I’ll keep you in touch with these shows and any others on this website via the Tour Dates section.

In the meantime, my wife May and myself wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Yours Truly


Buy Jimmy’s autobiography!

If you’re looking to buy someone a lovely Christmas present, then don’t forget that Jimmy’s official autobiography is on sale!The Jimmy Cricket Story is the famous comedian's official autobiography

Memoirs Of An Irish Comedian tells the heart-warming story of his illustrious life and 50-year career.

The paperback costs £11.99 and is available at online retailer Amazon here.

Signed copies (priced £15.99 including postage and packing) can be purchased on this website here.

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.

Also read: Jimmy Cricket’s signed autobiographies now available by post!

Jimmy Cricket's Christmas card 2020

You Must Be Joking show set to return at Newry Town Hall 150 150 mhamer

You Must Be Joking show set to return at Newry Town Hall

You Must Be Joking' - Join George Jones as he introduces a night of the best of Northern Irish stand-ups for an evening of pure comedy heaven on Thursday 5th September at Newry Town Hall.

Brexit, global warning and the falling pound? You Must Be Joking!

Join the master of one-liners Gene Fitzpatrick, the first lady of comedy May McFetridge (John Linehan) and the ever-endearing Jimmy Cricket.

George Jones introduces a night of the best of Northern Irish stand-ups for an evening of pure comedy heaven.

You Must Be Joking takes place on Thursday 5 September at Newry Town Hall.

It is part of lur Cinn Fleadh, an annual traditional Irish music and community festival in Newry City, County Down.

David Hull Promotions, one of Northern Ireland’s leading Entertainment Agencies for over 30 years, is co-producing the show.

This year, the festival takes place from 5–8 September in various venues throughout the city.

Tickets for the show cost £22.50. They are available from the Buttercrane Shopping Centre Help Desk, Sean Hollywood Arts Centre or online here.

You Must Be Joking went on tour in 2018, with the team doing eight shows in three weeks.

Jimmy, 73, performed along with May McFettridge, Gene Fitzpatrick and William Caulfield.

The tour had opened at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, Jimmy’s birth place.

It ended at the Island Arts Centre on Lagan Valley Island in Lisburn.

May McFettridge is known as Northern Ireland’s very own queen of comedy.

She has earned a special place in the hearts of audiences young and old alike with her distinctive brand of affectionate but well-aimed gibes and witticisms.

May has been the Panto Dame in the Grand Opera House Belfast for almost 30 years.