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Famous funnyman in fond return to Devon 150 150 mhamer

Famous funnyman in fond return to Devon


Jimmy Cricket with Daryl, the entertainment manager at Beverley Holidays park in DevonJimmy Cricket returned to Torbay in Devon for the first time in a couple of years when he appeared in the coastal resort of Paignton.

The much-loved Northern Irish comedian performed in the wonderful Theatre Cabaret room at Beverley Holidays park (picture of Jimmy on stage below).

He is pictured right with Daryl,  the assistant entertainment manager at the park.

Beverley Holidays have three parks in Devon, and all of them offer an excellent range of holiday accommodation from luxury hot tub lodges and ultra-modern hot tub holiday caravans, to camping and touring pitches with stunning sea views of the coast.

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Oh I do like to sing along the prom, prom, prom 150 150 mhamer

Oh I do like to sing along the prom, prom, prom

Jimmy Cricket in Bridlington

Jimmy Cricket did an unscheduled performance on the promenade in Bridlington this summer.

Over the August Bank Holiday weekend, the famous entertainer brought his stand-up comedy show to the Spa Bridlington theatre at the East Yorkshire resort.

As Jimmy was about to release his new comedy, I was bit by Luis Suarez, he decided to do some promotion of the song during the afternoon before his show began later that day.

So the Spa management arranged for him to have a pitch on the promenade outside their complex where Jimmy could belt out his new novelty song for those in the vicinity.

Many passers-by were intrigued by what was going on. John – pictured above with Jimmy – was one of those people and his friend, Richard, posted the photo above on Twitter, saying John could not stop mentioning it at work the next day!

The outdoor performance went well for Jimmy and later that day he also had a good crowd turning up to see his comedy show at the theatre – some who maybe came after their Sunday afternoon peaceful stroll along Bridlington Prom had been interrupted by a well-known Northern Irishman!

I was bit by Luis Suarez is based on the Uruguay and former Liverpool striker who was banned for four months for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during the World Cup in Brazil this summer.

To watch the video of the song, visit Jimmy’s video channel at YouTube here.

And you can pre-order  I was bit by Luis Suarez at iTunes.

For all the latest updates on the song from Jimmy, go to his Twitter page.

Joining bid to save local pavilion 150 150 mhamer

Joining bid to save local pavilion

Jimmy Cricket performed at the Ipswich Corn Exchange on May 8 as part of The Good  Old Days of Music Hall and VarietyTop entertainer Jimmy Cricket has thrown his weight behind saving a local theatre.

The famous Irish comedian told Ipswich Star and East Anglian Daily Times journalist Wayne Savage he had sent an email in support of Felixstowe’s Spa Pavilion.

In an article which was published in both newspapers, Jimmy said: “I got an email saying there were two consortiums that wanted to take over but had been turned down by the council, but they were amalgamating and wanted to turn it into a community-type theatre to help young people develop their theatrical skills and for disabled people and would I get behind their pitch.

“I said with pleasure and emailed off an endorsement. It would be a crime to
demolish it.”

Jimmy was in the region last week when he performed at the Ipswich Corn
Exchange as part of The Good Old Days of Music Hall and Variety.

He was supported in the 8 May production by a company of singers and stars of TV and radio, including Shep’s Banjo Boys – who have played at the London Palladium – plus comedy and speciality acts.

Easter shows on the border 150 150 mhamer

Easter shows on the border

Jimmy Cricket and Clive Abbot  performing

Jimmy and Clive Abbot performing

The northern-most town in England was one of the latest destinations for top entertainer Jimmy Cricket.

Jimmy Cricket with Ted, a champion ballroom dancer and ex-Royal Navy officer

Jimmy with Ted, a champion ballroom dancer

He appeared in Berwick-upon-Tweed on the England-Scotland border for two shows over the Easter weekend.

First, the famous Irish comedian was at Berwick Bowling Club and the following night he performed at Tweedmouth Bowling Club.

Both featured Jimmy as the headline artist, supported by the gifted singer and guitar player Clive Abbot.

The two shows were put together by local businessman Albert Whyte.

Albert runs the excellently rated b&B establishment Whyteside House in the heart of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Jimmy Cricket with two bowling committee Tweedmouth

Jimmy with two bowling committee members at Tweedmouth


‘Best Irish comedy act you will ever see’ 150 150 mhamer

‘Best Irish comedy act you will ever see’

Jimmy Cricket has been described as “Ken Dodd, Tommy Cooper and Les Dawson all rolled into one”.

Jimmy Cricket performs at Boothys in Mansfield on Friday 5 April

The famous comedian appears on a night of laughter and music at Boothys in Mansfield on Friday 5 April, with organiser Gerry Molumby insisting: “He is the best Irish comedy act you will ever see.”

Acushla will provide the music, while one or two local acts may also perform on the night.

The show begins at 8pm and tickets are £8, available from Boothys or, if there are any left, on the door on the night.

Boothys’ address is 2 West Hill Drive, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. Postcode is NG18 1PJ and telephone number 01623 623729.

‘Hit for six by star comic’s latest reinvention’ 150 150 mhamer

‘Hit for six by star comic’s latest reinvention’

South Wales Argus article about Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy Cricket and his wellies had them laughing in the Valleys recently.

The famous Irish comedian performed at Pontypool Park in Pontypool, south Wales, in mid-August.

A feature all about Jimmy and his successful showbiz career appeared in the South Wales Argus a week before the show.

The newspaper article began… If you were a keen viewer of comedy sketch shows in the 1980s, the name Jimmy Cricket stirs up many a comical image.

Remembered for reading humorous letters from his “mammy” while sporting an out-of-shape hat, a dinner jacket matched with a pair of cut-off evening trousers and a trademark pair of wrongly matched wellies clearly marked “L” and “R”, Jimmy was loved by young and old alike for his numerous TV and radio appearances.

The Irish-born comedian’s training ground stretches back to the 1960s when he was a redcoat in Butlins holiday camps organising everything from darts matches to hula-hoop contests.

“Looking back, it’s like what young people do for these performance degrees,” he says.

“I suppose the holiday camps were a bit like that because you learned how to project to the back of the theatre and to put stage make up on. It held me in great stead for pantomime and things like that…”

Over 3,000 and still counting 150 150 mhamer

Over 3,000 and still counting

Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket is celebrating another milestone with sales of his first live DVD.

Jimmy Cricket Live - Pull Your Seats Forward

More than 3,000 copies of “Jimmy Cricket Live – Pull Your Seats Forward” have now been sold.

The DVD was created by Jimmy’s small company, Wellie Boot Productions, a couple of years ago.

Belfast-born Jimmy produced the DVD in response to the overwhelming public clamour that suggested there was a real demand for a recording of his stand-up entertainment.

It was filmed at the Royal Court Theatre in Bacup, Lancashire, near Jimmy’s adopted home of Rochdale in Greater Manchester.

The DVD is an hour and 10 minutes long and includes Jimmy’s favourite routines, a phone call and letter from his mammy, his famous “Leaving Home” poem, his sentimental ballad called “I’m Dreaming of a Far off Land” and 20 minutes of extras.

Jimmy said he was especially pleased about reaching 3,000 based on the fact that the DVD is not available in retail outlets: it can only be bought via the Go Shopping page on this website (where you can purchase all Jimmy’s merchandise) or at one of his live performances.

“I am thrilled I have reached this milestone after such a short selling period,” said Jimmy. “It proves I am filling a gap in the market.

“To reach 3,000 sales is truly a significant achievement to celebrate. This DVD is something I am very proud of.

“I have also had good feedback from those who have purchased it. This always pleases me, as I set out with an aim to create a high-quality comedy product which was suitable for all the family.

“If you have not got your copy, you still have every chance to as I have now just placed an order for another 1,000 copies to replenish my stocks!”