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Daily Express marks Jimmy Cricket’s special milestone 150 150 mhamer

Daily Express marks Jimmy Cricket’s special milestone

An article on Jimmy Cricket appeared in the Daily Express newspaper

The Daily Express devoted two pages celebrating Jimmy Cricket’s 50 Golden Years in showbusiness.

Journalist and author Neil Clark penned the article in the 27 January edition of the national newspaper.

The headline read: “And there’s more to come from Jimmy Cricket.”

Underneath, it said: “‘I used to be afraid of the dark. Yesterday, I got my electricity bill and now I’m afraid of the light,’ jokes the comedian as he celebrates 50 years in showbiz, revealing just why his brand of gentle, whimsical humour will never go out of fashion.”

Neil, who has nearly 110,000 Twitter followers, highlighted the Daily Express piece with a post on the social media platform.

He commented: “And there’s more…. to come from Jimmy Cricket.

“My exclusive interview with the much-loved comedian – celebrating 50 years in the business – in today’s @Daily_Express.”

And Jimmy tweeted: “My thanks to @NeilClark66 (who is very knowledgeable on the subject of Variety and who was a lot of fun to chat too, on the subject), for the interview that aired in the @Daily_Express #keepvarietyalive.”

An image of the two-page spread in the Daily Express is at the top of this article.

‘Come closer!’

Jimmy has been making people laugh as a professional comedian for half a century, usually raising money for worthy causes at the same time.

Instantly recognisable for wearing a funny hat and green wellies marked L and R on the wrong feet, he proudly keeps his comedy clean – increasingly rare these days –  which makes him a perfect family entertainer.

His best-known catchphrases include ‘And there’s more!’ and ‘Come closer!’

He is also famed for reading out Letters from his Mammy, which have provided the material for two published books.

Read more about Jimmy’s life and career here.

All his tour bookings and other events can be found here.

Also read on this website: More shows to mark 50 years as an entertainer

Jimmy Cricket has been in showbusiness for 50 years

King Charles III, Royal Mint & Jimmy’s birthday 150 150 mhamer

King Charles III, Royal Mint & Jimmy’s birthday

Jimmy Cricket tells regular jokes onlineKing Charles III, the Royal Mint and even his own birthday have been among the subject matter in some of Jimmy Cricket’s latest one-liners posted on Twitter.

Popular comedian Jimmy regularly tells jokes on the social media channel to entertain fans and friends.

And, in case you missed them, here are some of those the ever-green Northern Irish entertainer has published over the past few months.

Well folks… today I’m 77 – Click! Click! Sunset Strip! So, what’s the matter with having a few extra wrinkles, I love wrinkly chips, don’t I?

I’ve heard King Charles won’t be getting his crown until next year… that shows you how hard it is to get an appointment with the dentist these days.

If the government do put a tax on sweets, it’ll prove they’re fudging the issue.

I sat beside a transplant surgeon on the train recently… he was a man after my own heart.

I’ve just heard the staff at the Royal Mint are going on strike… to make less money.  

That’s why I enjoy feeding the ducks in the park… at least their bills don’t keep getting bigger.

I feel sorry for anyone called Matt… people walk all over them.

Tea towels

I’ve found a great way to cut down on my electricity bill… I only plug the electric clock in when I want to know the time.

I had a job once printing initials on tea towels… I really made a name for myself!

I’ve finally found a way to stop the birds pecking at the milk bottles… I’ve locked the gate so they can’t get up the drive.

Never buy air conditioning straight away… make sure there’s a cooling-off period.

I’ve found a great way to keep energy bills down… a paper clip!

The new Elvis movie proves that Colonel Parker had a nose for talent; in fact, he was a right nosey parker!

Read more of Jimmy’s jokes and keep up to date with everything he’s doing at https://twitter.com/jimmy__cricket

Also read – From the archives: Jimmy the Butlin’s camp comic!

Facebook & Twitter profile photos show celebrities 150 150 mhamer

Facebook & Twitter profile photos show celebrities

Jimmy Cricket has changed his Facebook and Twitter profile pictures

The Facebook and Twitter profile pictures for Jimmy Cricket now show him with a host of fellow celebrities and friends.

The Northern Irish comedian has put the same image on both social media platforms.

The Krankies, plus the late entertainers Paul Daniels and Frank Carson, are among those on the photo.

Additionally, Tommy Cannon and his late comedy partner Bobby Ball feature on the picture.

Reaction to the new image has been very positive.
Gary Wilson said: “Wow my childhood in one photo! What an amazing lineup.”
And Rod Barry commented: “That’s a proper variety line up!
Paul Naylor described it as a “great picture”, adding that it was “variety at its best”.
Meanwhile, Michelle Carrots Campbell said: “Fabulous image of true talent. So many no longer with us…”
Jimmy has nearly 5,000 friends on Facebook, while his Twitter account has more than 9,000 followers.
The popular funnyman has just marked 12 years with a Twitter account.
He has been a Facebook member for a similar length of time.

Also read: Paying tribute to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

Blackpool big night out

 

I would love to have gone to Yale University… 150 150 mhamer

I would love to have gone to Yale University…

Why does famous funnyman Jimmy Cricket wish he had attended Yale University?

His jokey answer is below – and there are lots more hilarious one-liners here for you to enjoy.

Popular comedian Jimmy Cricket keeps all his fans and followers laughing with quickfire jokes regularly posted on Twitter.

Funnyman Jimmy Cricket tells regular jokes online

Here are some of his latest for you to enjoy.

I’m working on bringing a performing tortoise into the act… he was a bit shy at first but now he’s coming out of his shell!

I was on with a comedian recently who pinched one of my lines: “Good evening ladies and gentlemen.” I told him in no uncertain terms that I’ve been using that line for years.

I’ve just rang a man called George Wright and got a wrong number. Then, when I rang him again, I got another wrong number… it only goes to prove that two wrongs don’t make a Wright!

It’s good to hear Ed Sheeran won his court case… I had one of my tunes pinched once… and it was the last one in the packet.

Remember if you play beach volleyball with someone and they cheat, you have to draw a line in the sand!

Remember, if you want to live longer, find out where you’re going to die and stay away from there.

I was in a restaurant last night and they couldn’t even afford to have salt on the tables… I tell you everyone’s feeling the pinch!

Hurricane Higgins

Yesterday I had a barney with a new pair of shoes… I guess we just got off on the wrong foot!

I would have loved to have gone to Yale University… I’m sure it would have opened a few doors for me.

I saw an unusual football match in the park this morning between two teams of traffic wardens… it was all square after extra time so it went to fixed penalties.

What about Storm Eunice and Storm Dudley? When I was home in Northern Ireland in the seventies, we had this ferocious storm that blew all the snooker balls off the tables… it was called Hurricane Higgins!

We’ve all been asked to be on the lookout for an escaped convict who keeps driving through red lights… police say he’ll stop at nothing!

I’ve just read my electricity bill; It was a terrifying sight. I used to be scared of the dark – now I’m frightened of the light.

I was in a very busy car park yesterday. All the cars were parked nose to nose… I’ve never seen so many nosy parkers.

Read more of Jimmy’s jokes here!

Also, keep up to date with everything he’s doing and saying at https://twitter.com/jimmy__cricket

Happy Easter to all my followers and friends! 150 150 mhamer

Happy Easter to all my followers and friends!

Jimmy Cricket has sent a happy Easter message on his social media accounts.

The popular entertainer posted the seasonal picture below to all his friends and followers on Twitter and Facebook.

Happy Easter to all my Twitter and Facebook friends! x

Follow Jimmy on Twitter here

See his Facebook profile page

Also read on this website: Special Easter celebration cruise features TV legends

I’ll never forget the day I got the job selling Kleenex tissues… 150 150 mhamer

I’ll never forget the day I got the job selling Kleenex tissues…

What did the boss tell Jimmy Cricket the day he got a job selling Kleenex tissues… ?

Read below to get the answer to this gag – and there are plenty more one-liners here for you to enjoy.

Ever-green comic Jimmy Cricket keeps all his fans and followers laughing with a regular joke posted on Twitter.

Funnyman Jimmy Cricket tells regular jokes online

And below are some more his latest quips for you to enjoy.

I was in a restaurant last night and the waitress gave me the wrong meal. It was meant for a GP on the next table. Afterwards, she said “Did you enjoy it?” I said: “Oh yes, it was just what the doctor ordered!”

I was in this pub and a fella came up holding a tabloid newspaper over his head and swearing. He called me every name under the sun!

I’d only been in this restaurant a few minutes when a prawn cocktail hit me on the back of the head. When I turned round there was a big, tough-looking fella there. He said: “That’s just for starters!”

Things are tough in showbiz these days and you have to grasp every opportunity… I rang up directory enquiries and the voice said: “Your call may be recorded.” So I sang two songs and now I’m waiting for the CD!

You know the way if some people have coffee they can’t sleep. I’m the exact opposite… if I’m asleep I can’t have coffee.

I’ll never forget the day I got the job selling Kleenex tissues… the boss said I would go far if I kept my nose clean.

Energy bills are soaring, but I’ve got a great way to cut down on electricity… I only plug the electric clock in when I want to know the time.

I knew a man who lost an ear and the hospital transplanted on a pig’s ear. After the operation they let him listen to the radio on his earphones. He said: “Doctor, in that new ear there’s a bit of crackling!”

And there’s more…

I’ve just been to a restaurant that had a very rude waiter… I asked for a leg of mutton and he gave me the cold shoulder.

I’ve just been to see that new movie about a hurricane… it blew me away.

If it had have been three wise women that first Christmas – they would have arrived five minutes early, made sure the gifts were double wrapped, helped deliver the baby, cleaned out the stable, cooked a casserole and there would be peace on earth.

I’ve just been to Specsavers… what an experience. It was a real eye opener.

When you and your partner have the same taste in shoes, then you know you’re soul mates.

Read more of Jimmy’s jokes here!

Also, keep up to date with everything he’s doing and saying at https://twitter.com/jimmy__cricket

There’s more… what sound does a witch make when she drives off? 150 150 mhamer

There’s more… what sound does a witch make when she drives off?

What sound does a witch make when she drives off?

You’ll find the answer below – and there are plenty more one-liners for you to enjoy.

Popular Northern Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket keeps all his fans and followers entertained with a regular joke posted on Twitter.

Funnyman Jimmy Cricket tells regular jokes online

Here’s another selection of his latest quips for you to enjoy…

I’ve just found out that 50% of anglers are using the wrong fishing bait… if this gets out it could open a can of worms!

It’s great getting older… you get to see what happens next.

I took a parcel into the post office and the fella behind the counter weighed it… he said: “This is too heavy, you need another stamp.” I said: “Another stamp will make it even heavier!”

The man that runs the local shoe repairs shop hasn’t been feeling too well lately… but I’m happy to say he’s on the mend!

Blackpool is one of the cleanest of our seaside resorts… even the seagulls use the public toilets.

Our window cleaner has got the whole street sown up… nobody else can get a look in!

I’ve just seen a very rare painting of Chief Sitting Bull… it’s the only one where he’s standing up!

Last night I ate my pillow, this morning I munched on a cushion and tomorrow I’m going to gorge out on my sofa… you just can’t beat comfort food.

Okay followers, come closer. How’s this one…. what sound does a witch make when she drives off? Broom! Broom!

I hope the chancellor puts money into small businesses and the housing sector. It’ll mean window cleaners will be able to get on the property ladder.

I told my friend it was a mistake to have plastic surgery. It was as plain as the nose on his forehead.

James Bond once had a lucky escape from an earthquake! He was shaken but not stirred.

They’ve asked me to do a reality programme about a group of people sharing a boat on a canal… I told them I wouldn’t touch it with a barge pole.

See more of funnyman Jimmy’s jokes and keep up to date with everything he’s doing at https://twitter.com/jimmy__cricket

Also read – From the archives: Jimmy the Butlin’s camp comic!