An Englishman, Irishman and Italian climb into a car…
Jimmy Cricket has been a newspaper columnist for almost a decade – but he featured in a fellow funnyman’s column earlier this week!
The Northern Irish entertainer appeared in Steve Royle’s latest Blackpool Gazette column.
It centred on how they and another comedian, Tony Vino, did a car share to a gig in Essex.
Steve is an actor, writer, comedian, juggler and presenter.
He was a finalist on ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent in 2020.
Tony has been a professional comedian for more than 10 years, touring both nationally and internationally.
Steve’s column begins: “An Englishman, Irishman and an Italian climb into a car.
“Sounds like the start to a bad joke but in actual fact it was the beginning of a marvellous journey.
“Having the company of two great comics on such an epic journey was more entertaining than the gig itself, with plenty of amazing anecdotes, especially from my fellow Lancashire Evening Post columnist, Jimmy.
“He has an autobiography out at the moment and even though I bought a copy, I think he told us virtually every story in it during the 14-hour round trip.”
It tells the heart-warming story of his 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 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.
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.