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Oh I do like to perform along the prom, prom, prom… 150 150 mhamer

Oh I do like to perform along the prom, prom, prom…

Great to be back @LyndeneHotel here in Blackpool, along the Promenade

Jimmy Cricket expressed his delight at returning to the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool.

The veteran comedian, whose last appearance at the popular hotel was in May, performed on Wednesday and Saturday last week.

He also has shows at the Lyndene on the last two Wednesdays of September (18 and 25).

Jimmy tweeted after Wednesday’s performance: “Great to be back @LyndeneHotel here in Blackpool, along the Promenade🎭.”

What a lovely sunset here @LyndeneHotel this evening! 🎭

And then after Saturday’s show, he posted photos (above) of the Blackpool twilight sky, saying: “What a lovely sunset here@LyndeneHotel this evening!🎭

A poster shows the Halloween Week acts at the Lyndene Hotel in Blackpool

The famous entertainer will also perform at the Lyndene on three nights during December – 11, 18 and 31 – as part of the festive season.

Before then, he appears on stage there during Halloween week (30 October) – see right for poster.

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

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

Jimmy, who turns 74 in October, performs in two separate lounges on the same night, along with other artists.

Other acts include comedian Carl Schofield and Stars in Their Eyes winner Peter Sarsfield as Frankie Valli.

Jimmy Cricket's Lyndene Hotel dates in 2019

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

The Belfast-born comedian, who lives in his adopted hometown of Rochdale, has at least two shows almost every month in 2020.

That is apart from December next year, when he performs three times, and February when he has none.

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

Tour dates

You can check room availability and book here.

Or you can ring the hotel directly on 01253 346779.

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

Treading the Comedy Carpet 150 150 mhamer

Treading the Comedy Carpet

The Crickets' grandson, Tristan, points out Jimmy's famous catchphrase "And there's more..."

The Crickets' grandson, Tristan, points out Jimmy's famous catchphrase "And there's more..."

The Comedy Carpet in Blackpool celebrates the work of more than 1,000 comedians and comedy writers – including our very own Jimmy Cricket.

It features jokes, songs and catchphrases dating from the early days of variety to the current day.

Situated in front of Blackpool Tower, the 2,200 square metres of art contains over 160,000 granite letters embedded into concrete. It was created by artist Gordon Young and commissioned by Blackpool Council as part of the multi-million pound regeneration of the sea front.

Mrs Cricket took their grandson Tristan to visit the Comedy Carpet.

“It’s a fantastic idea, a superb piece of public art. But most importantly it recognises the undeniable contribution that comedians have made to Blackpool over the years as they performed in the resort’s much-loved theatres,” says Jimmy.

“My grandson was gently guided to where my name was located in the lengthy roll call of comedians that have been included within the Comedy Carpet.

“Then – and this must have been quite a feat given that this carpet stretches out over quite a huge land mass – he and grandma managed to located my catchphrase – ‘And there’s more…’ which is one of the many sayings and jokes listed on this carpet.

“I have been told by Mrs Cricket that this is quite a comedy hall of fame, as many comedians who have trodden the Blackpool boards have a joke or catchphrase presented on the carpet. I cannot wait to view the carpet myself!”