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Robbie Williams tribute singer Lee in Wigan show 150 150 mhamer

Robbie Williams tribute singer Lee in Wigan show

The Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show is at the Rose Club, Wigan on Saturday 22 AprilLegendary Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket will be joined on stage by one of Wigan’s major talents when he appears at the town’s Rose Club later this year. 

Crooner Lee Michaels (pictured below) will appear as part of Jimmy’s stand-up comedy show in April (right).

Jimmy, who is famed for his attire, footwear and always having a special letter from his Mammy, has not visited the Wigan area for several years.

He said: “I am really looking forward to visiting a town which holds many memories for me as during the heyday of clubland in the 1970s, I was a frequent visitor to the Wigan area as I developed my career.”

Lee has been singing and performing as a tribute to Robbie Williams for around 18 years. He has appeared at many distinguished venues across the country and has just finished a four-week stint over the Christmas season on board a cruise ship with a big band which toured around the Baltic region.
He said: “It will be a real thrill to appear on the same stage with such a wonderful comedian like Jimmy Cricket. He has had a hugely successful career out of making people laugh over so many decades and he still continues to be a very funny man.

“We touched base last year and explored whether we could work together in one of my local venues in Wigan. When I suggested the Rose Club, everything seemed to click into place nicely and it’s been great to be able to make this show happen featuring the both of us!”

Lee Michaels is a Robbie Williams tribute act

Kim Dixon from Rose Leisure said: “We at the Rose Club are delighted to be hosting such a well-known and much-loved comedian as Jimmy Cricket.

“It is also great we have a local connection on the show with such a talented singer as Lee and this will offer a great evening of entertainment at our venue.”

Jimmy, 71, added: “When Lee approached me about doing a show together in his local area, I thought this was a great opportunity as it is about time I returned to Wigan!

“I am also delighted the show is to be so affordable at a tenner per ticket. This is because I know how increasingly expensive it can be to go out anywhere, so hopefully this will appeal to anyone who wants to come along for an evening full of giggles and to get away from the telly!”

The Jimmy Cricket Laughter Show is at the Rose Club, Wigan on Saturday 22 April. Performance time is 7.30pm. The show will feature Jimmy, alongside his special guest Lee Michaels and the female vocalist May Marion. Tickets are priced at £10 and can be purchased from the Rose Club on 01942 256903 or via the club’s website at

Still a Mammy’s boy 150 150 mhamer

Still a Mammy’s boy

The Sunday Life article about Jimmy Cricket returning to Belfast for the festival

The Sunday Life article about famous comedian Jimmy Cricket returning to Belfast for the festival

Jimmy Cricket launched an international comedy festival in his native city at the weekend.

Now living in Rochdale, the Northern Irish comedian returned to Belfast to officially open Belly Laughs.

The week-long inaugural Belfast International Comedy Festival began on Sunday with Jimmy’s show at the Black Box venue in the Cathedral Quarter of the city.

In total, the festival, which closes on Sunday (7 October) comprises of 30 performances at 15 venues across Belfast.

As well as stand-up comedy, the festival also features poetry, magic, cabaret, workshops, seminars, club nights, book readings and events for children.

The Belfast-based Sunday Life newspaper previewed the festival and Jimmy’s return to his home city.

Jimmy said: “The show went very well and was a great start to this festival which is in its inaugural year and which it is hoped will become an annual future in Belfast’s cultural calendar.”

Can’t find October dates? Come closer! 150 150 mhamer

Can’t find October dates? Come closer!

Jimmy Cricket and Brotherhood of Man

Struggling to find out what your favourite comedian Jimmy Cricket is up to during October?

Well, come closer!

Technical problems mean that the popular events calendar feature on this website has unexpectedly stopped working – unlike Jimmy who has another busy month ahead.

So please accept our apologies and while we try to rectify the problem, here is Jimmy’s schedule in October – events subject to change, of course.


Mon 1st

Solihull Arts Centre at 1.30pm


Tue 2nd

Sheffield City Hall (Jimmy and Mick)


Wed 3rd

Thameside Theatre, Essex (tenner show)


Thu 4th

Laugh Inn, Chester (Jimmy & Mick)


Fri 5th

Festival Drayton Centre, Market Drayton


Sat 6th

Blackfriars Arts Centre, Boston (music and Mayhem)


Thu 11th

St Peter’s, Hazel Grove


Fri 12th

St Catherine’s, Didsbury

Sat 13th

Walmer Bridge Village Hall


Sun 14th

Bucknall Pentecostal Church, Stoke-on-Trent


Thu 25th

Laughing Crow Comedy Club, Bishopbriggs, Glasgow


Fri 26th

Sherburn WMC, Durham


Sat 27th

Acorn Theatre, Worksop


Sun 28th

Thwaites Empire Anniversary Show, Blackburn


Tue 30th

Victoria Hall, Southborough, Surrey


Wed 31st

Victoria Hall, Southborough
‘Prodigal son’ going back home… 150 150 mhamer

‘Prodigal son’ going back home…

Belly Laughs poster

Belfast-born Jimmy Cricket is returning to his home city – but not for good.

The comedian, who has lived in Rochdale for many years, is appearing at the inaugural Belfast International Comedy Festival, Belly Laughs, which takes place between Sundays 30 September and 7 October.

Jimmy is opening the festival, which will comprise of 30 performances at 15 venues across the citywith a long-awaited performance at The Black Box.  

In addition to the stand-up comedy, the festival strives to challenge, inspire and inform through poetry, magic, cabaret, workshops, seminars, club nights, book readings and events for children.

“It is obviously a tremendous honour for me to be returning home to Belfast to appear in this new comedy festival,” says Jimmy.

“I am really thrilled to be asked. I hope it will be a fantastic success and an annual fixture for a city which is growing in confidence and artistic prosperity.”

More details about Jimmy’s show – and some lavish praise for the “prodigal son” – can be found below.

Jimmy Cricket returning to Belfast to start the comedy festival, Belly Laughs