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More Twitter fun from your favourite comedian! 150 150 mhamer

More Twitter fun from your favourite comedian!

Funnyman Jimmy Cricket tells regular jokes onlineHere are some more of those hilarious one-liners from famous funnyman Jimmy Cricket.

The popular Northern Irish comedian regularly posts jokes on social media to entertain fans and friends.

And the following is a selection of Jimmy’s latest gags from his Twitter account.

Lots of fish can’t believe it when they’re caught… Some of them are gutted.

Movies about hurricanes leave me cold!

I’ve heard that occasionally Thomas the Tank Engine would lose his temper…that’s not such a bad thing, it’s good to let steam off every now and then.

Never have a barney with an octopus…You’ll only have him up in arms!

Two television weathermen had a barney in the pub. One accused the other of stealing his thunder!

I feel sorry for the people of Jersey….If President Macron cuts off their electricity, they’re going to have to watch the tele in the dark.

I don’t always talk about space exploration… Maybe once in a blue moon.

I’ve just got a new fridge!… How cool is that?

The plot thickens!

It’s okay for Boris to say we can hug each other again, but I’ve just hugged the blonde lady who lives down the road and she slapped my face!

I think Barbie should marry Ken. I mean where could she find another fella like that? He’s out of the top drawer.

I think the Beeb should hire more ex-football referees… That way the public would see they’re not afraid to employ whistleblowers.

I worked for a bad tempered photographer once. Every time he got mad he would throw the camera at me… I still get flashbacks.

I’ve just written a play about a man who keeps emptying a small portion of soil into his neighbour’s allotment every day… As the story unfolds, the plot thickens!

Read 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!

From the archives: Secret service sketch from TV series 150 150 mhamer

From the archives: Secret service sketch from TV series

Jimmy Cricket has been posting more sketches from his 1980s TV series.

Jimmy Cricket has highlighted another sketch from his 1980s TV series on social media.

Central Television hosted And There’s More.

The famous Northern Irish comedian linked to the latest sketch in which he plays a hapless secret service agent called Wally!

Wally is shown to his hotel room by a hotel porter.

He receives a message which he thinks is in code, until the porter points out the piece of paper is upside down.

Wally gives it to the porter to read and it begins: “On no account, let the hotel porter see this note!”

And so he immediately grabs it back off her.

Watch the full sketch on Jimmy’s Twitter account here.

He said on social media: “Hi folks! Editing snippets from, And There’s More, series for the website.

“Thought I would share this one with you, for all those who miss sketch shows on the telly.

“This one is for you! #savethearts.”

Jimmy became a household name with And There’s More, which ran for a total of three years between 1985 and 1988.

Keep an eye on the homepage of this website for more sketches from And There’s More.

Watch series two episode four of And There’s More

Also read: Brian Conley among special guests in 1980s TV show

 

Jovial joker Jimmy joins Jive Aces for ‘JiveStream’ 150 150 mhamer

Jovial joker Jimmy joins Jive Aces for ‘JiveStream’

Hi folks! Why not join us this coming Monday on Facebook, as six aces and a joker share some chat and swing live on Facebook, looking forward to working again with these internationally acclaimed group of guys, (Ian, Vince, John, Alex, Ken, Peter), the Jive Aces

Jimmy Cricket is joining the Jive Aces as a special guest on their daily virtual show.

The UK music band present a ‘JiveStream’ every day during the coronavirus lockdown.

Tomorrow’s episode (Monday 3 August) will be their 140th and features our Jimmy.

The performance begins at 8.30pm.

Popular comic Jimmy tweeted: “Hi folks! Why not join us this coming Monday on Facebook, as six aces and a joker share some chat and swing live on Facebook.

“Looking forward to working again with these internationally acclaimed group of guys, (Ian, Vince, John, Alex, Ken, Peter).”

The Jive Aces say ‘JiveStream’ is “an hour of swingin’ music, quality banter, celebrity call-ins, prize draw giveaways and utter stupidity every day during the lock from 8:30pm UK time”.

You can watch the show on YouTube, Facebook or Twitch at the links below:

http://www.facebook.com/jiveaces/live

http://www.youtube.com/jiveaces/live

http://www.twitch.tv/jiveaces

Wikipedia says the band have long been recognised as one of the top swing bands in the world.

They have performed in more than 40 countries.

The June 2015 issue of Vintage Rock magazine described the group as the “UK’s number one jive and swing band”.

The six-member group were formed in 1989 and were Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalists in 2012.

They have released 11 albums and performed at numerous music festivals.

Also read: Tea on the green in Exeter with the Jive Aces

Hi folks! Why not join us this coming Monday on Facebook, as six aces and a joker share some chat and swing live on Facebook, looking forward to working again with these internationally acclaimed group of guys, (Ian, Vince, John, Alex, Ken, Peter), called the Jive Aces

I’m in love with the lady in my sat nav – hear the song 150 150 mhamer

I’m in love with the lady in my sat nav – hear the song

Jimmy Cricket sings I'm in love with the lady in my sat nav
Jimmy Cricket sings about the lady in his sat nav in his latest video!

It’s a song the popular Northern Irish comedian has been performing for several years.

The name of the musical composition is I’m in love with the lady in my sat nav.

Jimmy posted it on social media and said: “Hi folks! It’s here again, and hoping to share some weekend cheer! #Staysafe Rainbow

Listen to Jimmy’s song here about the lady in his sat nav.

A poster on Twitter said: “Thanks for all you’re doing to keep smiles on our faces Jimmy, you’re a gem.”
Jimmy previously sang about the time he rescued the legendary Molly Malone.

He tells how he fixed the wheels on her wheelbarrow!

Listen to Jimmy’s Molly Malone song here.

100 lockdown videos – ‘coming into the home straight!’ 150 150 mhamer

100 lockdown videos – ‘coming into the home straight!’

Jimmy Cricket is just 10 away from completing a century of his special daily video messages.Jimmy Cricket is just 10 away from completing a century of his special daily video messages.

The famous Northern Irish comedian has been sending all his fans and friends togetherness posts as the world fights coronavirus.

The UK government announced on 23 March it was imposing strict new curbs on life in the UK.

However, the restrictions for the Covid-19 lockdown are starting to be relaxed nation-wide.

Jimmy has been posting the videos on social media with the message: “We can do this together!”

He created the first daily message the day before the lockdown and has attempted to give them topical themes.

Jimmy told a few jokes in the clip and urged people to help each other in these tough times.

He said: “Once we get though this, at the end of the tunnel, we’ll all have a great big huddle together.”

Jimmy Cricket's self-isolating message just before the start of the lockdown. He now sends daily video messages

Jimmy has decided to halt the videos at 100 – he posted number 90 on Sunday (28 June).

He tweeted: “We’ve Been Doing This Together. Message 90. Coming into the home straight! Hundred points symbol jokes folks! #StayAlertRainbow

Watch post 90 here.

In May, Jimmy wrote this message to all his fans, friends and followers.

In it, he said: “It was my youngest daughter Katie who suggested I do a joke each day on social media not long after the lockdown had kicked in.

“Before we knew it, we’d got to day 54 when one of our Facebookers suggested I go for the 100 jokes.

“His name was Paul Ritchie and I bought into his idea right away.

“After all, I can’t go on indefinitely

“When I say daily jokes, they come in various forms. It could be a couple of quick one-liners or a longer joke with a punchline.

‘Phenomenal job’

“In some cases it could be a poem. The trick is to keep it short. After all, there’s no live audience so it’s a silent feedback.

“I put on my character costume of tail coat, hat and wellingtons and do them in weekly batches of seven and just drop them in each day one at a time.

“Mrs Cricket’s the one behind the camera and she does a phenomenal job.

“I’m constantly astounded how good the quality is on her iPhone.

“I try to make them relevant to what’s happening in the news.

“I’m thrilled by the emails and texts I get from people telling me how much I cheer them up.

“Look forward to welcoming as many people as possible on my journey of lockdown levity.”

Also read: Coronavirus pandemic: We can do this together!

Watch video of Jimmy’s lockdown lament

New Twitter profile photo is ‘Laurel and Hardy combined’! 150 150 mhamer

New Twitter profile photo is ‘Laurel and Hardy combined’!

Jimmy Cricket's new Twitter profile photo

Jimmy Cricket has changed his Twitter profile picture with a drawn portrait of him.

A friend, whose account is Steve Ace Luff on Facebook, sent what he describes as “pop art” to the famous comedian.

Jimmy expressed his gratitude for the drawing.

He said: “Wow Steve it is very life like! Thank you for this, it is very much appreciated! Stay safe my friend!”

Steve told Jimmy:  “We’ve met a few times Jimmy. You remember it too, Blackpool storm, and you were on stage on the pier.

“Waves were crashing, freezing cold and you were on stage in a nappy performing a comedy sketch
“You were a true professional carried on until the end even though some rain.Jimmy Cricket's new Twitter profile photo

“I loved that show it was special due to you carrying on against literally everything being thrown at the theatre.

“Years later, we met again in Worthing and I reminded you in the break – you re-told the experience to the audience.”
The illustration has been well received on social media.
Gerry Molumby commented: “So you Jimmy with a tinge of Laurel and Hardy combined!”
Another poster said it “looked great”, while one called Jimmy a “national treasure”.

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are arguably the most famous of all double comedy acts.

They performed during the early Classical Hollywood era of American cinema.

The pair became well known during the late 1920s to the mid-1940s for their slapstick comedy.

Laurel played the clumsy friend of the pompous Hardy.

Also read: Paying tribute to Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy

Blackpool big night out

 

 

Tribute to old friend on first Music Hall and Variety Day 150 150 mhamer

Tribute to old friend on first Music Hall and Variety Day

My own personal contribution to @musichallsoc and my tribute to my sadly missed friend Roy Hudd OBE whose birthday it is today!
Jimmy Cricket posted his a special tribute to an old friend on the first Music Hall and Variety Day.

The British Music Hall Society launched – online – the celebration event on Saturday 16 May.

Variety fans used the hashtag #musichallvarietyday in posts on social media.

Moreover, it was an opportunity to pay tribute to the society’s former president Roy Hudd, who died in March.

On 16 May, Jimmy posted a video containing a mixture of music and photographs from the archives.

He said: “My own personal contribution to @musichallsoc and my tribute to my sadly missed friend Roy Hudd OBE whose birthday it is today!”

Watch Jimmy’s tribute on Twitter here

Jimmy Cricket paid his own special tribute to old friend Roy Hudd OBE on

Comedian and writer Roy was president of the society for 28 years, until his death.

The day celebrated the theatrical form, a popular type of entertainment from the early Victorian era.

However, it faded away after 1918, to be later rebranded as variety.

The influences of this era of entertainment are still present today, such as Saturday evening talent contests and stand-up comedy.

‘Delighted’

Music Hall and variety theatre fans celebrated by sharing personal artefacts, collections and memories of the genre.

Roy’s widow, Debbie, said: “I am delighted that the British Music Hall Society is paying tribute to Roy in this way.

“Roy loved music hall and variety.

“He was honoured to be the President of the Society and was thrilled and delighted with the continuing work it does.”

Find out more about the society here.

Jimmy also marked the occasion by doing an interview on BBC Radio Somerset on 16 May.

He tweeted later: “My thanks to #MelEverett at BBC Radio Somerset for the interview today for the #MusicHallVarietyDay in memory of their past President Roy Hudd OBE.”

Listen to Jimmy’s interview here

The first Music Hall and Variety Day took place on 16 May 2020

Roy, an actor, radio host, author and authority on the history of music hall entertainment, died on 15 March following a short illness.

He hosted BBC Radio 2’s The News Huddlines for 26 years and also starred in Coronation Street.

The all-round entertainer appeared in Corrie as Archie Shuttleworth on and off between 2002 and 2010.

Fellow funnyman Jimmy said: “Comedian/actor/writer, Roy was a walking encyclopedia of the British music hall.”

Dick Whittington

Croydon-born Roy earned praise for his roles in Dennis Potter’s Lipstick on your Collar and Karaoke in the 1990s.

He also starred in acclaimed crime drama Ashes to Ashes.

Five years ago, he played his first pantomime dame in Dick Whittington and His Cat at the then newly renovated Wilton’s Music Hall in London.

Other TV credits include Broadchurch, Benidorm and Casualty.