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Celebrating the life of comedy legend Jimmy Patton 150 150 mhamer

Celebrating the life of comedy legend Jimmy Patton

Me and Mrs C. have been to the funeral of one of Comedy’s Showbiz Legends, Jimmy Patton, with so many showbiz friends today, and we met up after to celebrate his life, singing and telling stories, at the hotel where him and wife Amy attended a regular showbiz get together!

Jimmy Cricket and his wife May have bid farewell to “comedy showbiz legend” Jimmy Patton.

They recently attended the funeral of the well-known entertainer who died late last month aged 87.

Jimmy Patton was an older sibling of the Chuckle Brothers (Paul and the late Barry Elliott).

He often appeared on their BBC children’s television show ChuckleVision, broadcast from 1987 to 2009.

He usually played the role of an authority figure. Barry died on in August last year aged 73.

Comedian Jimmy tweeted: “Me and Mrs C. have been to the funeral of one of Comedy’s Showbiz Legends, Jimmy Patton, with so many showbiz friends today, and we met up after to celebrate his life, singing and telling stories, at the hotel where him and wife Amy attended a regular showbiz get together!”

Jimmy Patton also formed a comedy double act with brother Brian.

They were known as The Patton Brothers in the entertainments business.

Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy posted the video below to his “dear friend”.

He said: “Here is one we did together with brother Brian and our friend Chris, the fourth member in the, “Upper Sketch”.”

Jimmy said it was written by @eddie_braben for the third series of And There’s More.

Also read: So sad to hear of panto pal’s death

‘Many happy memories’ of the late Barry Chuckle

 

Walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen 150 150 mhamer

Walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen

Been to see with my family, this wonderful musical, taken from the classic Disney film, “Frozen”, at the St James Theatre, on Broadway this evening!

Jimmy Cricket and his family enjoyed a recent holiday in New York.

It included a visit to the famous Broadway to watch a show and also a trip to the historic Ellis Island.

Ellis Island, in New York Harbour, contains a museum and a former immigration inspection station.

It was the United States’ busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954.

Ellis Island processed about 12 million immigrants to the country through the Port of New York and New Jersey.

The Statue of Liberty

Today, it is part of the Statue of Liberty national monument (right) and hosts a museum of immigration (below).

Popular entertainer Jimmy posted several messages and photos of the holiday.

The pictures included those at the top of this article.

Jimmy said: “Been to see this wonderful musical, taken from the classic Disney film, “Frozen”, at the St James Theatre!”

He added: “Been to this wonderful city that never sleeps a few times, but never to Ellis Island, where walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen in 1845, who came seeking a better life.

“I entered the Registry Room, then onto to Liberty Island to meet the great lady once again!”

Been to this wonderful city that never sleeps a few times, but never to Ellis Island, where walking in the footsteps of my fellow Irish countrymen in 1845, who came seeking a better life, I entered the Registry Room, then onto to Liberty Island to meet the great lady once again!

The US trip included a visit to Hoboken, New Jersey, birthplace of legendary American singer and actor Frank Sinatra.

Jimmy posted: “I had the great pleasure of visiting the town of Hoboken where Sinatra was born and had spend his formative years.

Follow Jimmy on Twitter here.

The popular comedian is back in action this weekend with performances around the country on both Saturday and Sunday.

See the Tour Dates section here on this website to keep up to date with all his movements.

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

Jimmy Patton: So sad to hear of panto pal’s death 150 150 mhamer

Jimmy Patton: So sad to hear of panto pal’s death

So sad and with a heavy heart I have just found out that my friend and colleague Jimmy Patton whom I had the enormous pleasure of working with has passed away

Jimmy Cricket has posted on social media the photo above of his panto appearance in the mid-80s alongside fellow comedian Jimmy Patton who died late last month aged 87.

Jimmy Patton was an older sibling of the Chuckle Brothers (Paul and the late Barry Elliott).

He often appeared on their BBC children’s television show ChuckleVision, broadcast from 1987 to 2009.

He usually played the role of an authority figure. Barry died on in August last year aged 73.

Jimmy said: “So sad and with a heavy heart I have just found out that my friend and colleague Jimmy Patton whom I had the enormous pleasure of working with has passed away.”

Jimmy Patton also formed a comedy double act with brother Brian.

They were known as The Patton Brothers in the entertainments business.

Jimmy added: “Jimmy and his brother Brian taught me so much about Panto routines like the ice-cream sketch back in the eighties R.I.P.”

As a tribute, Northern Irish entertainer Jimmy also posted the video below to his “dear friend”.

He said: “Here is one we did together with brother Brian and our friend Chris, the fourth member in the, “Upper Sketch”.”

Jimmy said it was written by @eddie_braben for the third series of And There’s More.

 

 

 

Happy Halloween week at Blackpool’s Lyndene Hotel 150 150 mhamer

Happy Halloween week at Blackpool’s Lyndene Hotel

A poster shows Halloween Week at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

Jimmy Cricket will be planning to make his audience shake with laughter during Halloween week at the popular Lyndene Hotel.

Several artists will perform each night at the Blackpool venue during the spookiest week of the year.

They include comedian Carl Schofield on the Monday and then there’s a Vintage with Style show from CJ Stewart on Tuesday.

Northern Irish comedy legend Jimmy performs on Wednesday 30 September.

It is followed on the Thursday by Stars in Their Eyes winner Peter Sarsfield as Frankie Valli.

Before Halloween week, Jimmy is back at the Lyndene Hotel after a break over the summer on Wednesday 4 September.

You can see the rest of his dates for 2019 below.

The Lyndene Hotel, perched on the seafront, is one of Blackpool’s unique locations as it welcomes tourists and visitors all year round.

Jimmy, 73, performs in two separate lounges on the same night, along with other artists.

Jimmy Cricket's Lyndene Hotel dates in 2019

Jimmy announced earlier this year that he is to spend a FIFTH season at the Lyndene Hotel.

See next year’s dates below and visit the hotel’s website here.

Find out where Jimmy is performing and his other forthcoming shows by viewing all his tour dates on this website.

Returning to what has become my second home working alongside many talented singers and old friends like @MALFORDUK , my thanks goes to Claire @TowerTopEnts and @LyndeneHotel the Manager Paul, and all the Team members for their hospitality and support over the last four years

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.

Ready for return to Club Tropicana in Skegness 150 150 mhamer

Ready for return to Club Tropicana in Skegness

Jimmy Cricket will be performing again at the Club Tropicana in Skegness in JulyJimmy Cricket’s show at the Club Tropicana in Skegness is less than a week away.

The popular entertainer is back at the 2,000-seater venue on the Lincolnshire coast on Friday (26 July).

The club, which is based on the Golden Palm Resort Holiday Park, hosts a variety of acts including live bands, singers, dancers and comedians.

For more details on Jimmy’s latest show there, ring the box office hotline on 01754 874444 (option one).

‘A real pleasure working… with this comedy great’ at Preston Playhouse 150 150 mhamer

‘A real pleasure working… with this comedy great’ at Preston Playhouse

My thanks to Barbara Keith, and Robert who together are singing duo @VentureJoint , and fellow acts compere @egentertainer and Elvis tribute Paul Scholey alongside folk duo Bernadette and Graham known as, “Trouble in the Mill”, for a great show last night!

Jimmy Cricket was described as a “comedy great” and a “real gentleman” following his latest comedy show.

The famous entertainer, 73, headlined an charity evening of music and comedy on Sunday (14 July) at the Preston Playhouse.

Afterwards, compere Carl Gordon (pictured below right with Jimmy) posted on social media: “A real pleasure and great experience for a relative newcomer like myself, working with this comedy great last night….. Mr Jimmy Cricket, a real gentleman and still a great entertainer

A real pleasure and great experience for a relative newcomer like myself, working with this comedy great last night..... Mr Jimmy Cricket, a real gentleman and still a great entertainer :)

The show raised money for Age Concern Central Lancs and the Rosemere Cancer Trust.

Jimmy himself posted afterwards: “My thanks for a great night goes to #BarbaraKeith and Robert who together are the, “New Venture”, singing duo, with compere #CarlGordon and Elvis tribute #PaulScholey alongside Bernadette and Graham who together are the folk singing duo, “Trouble at Mill”. 🎭”