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Comic Cricket coming to town
7:30am Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
EIGHTIES comic legend Jimmy Cricket will perform in Grays next month.
The Irish comedian, famed for his catchphrases “come closer” and “there’s more”, will be at the Thameside Theatre, in Orsett Road, on Wednesday, October 3, from 2pm.
A spokesman for the show said: “Jimmy is without doubt a 1980s comedy icon.
“With his trademark wellington boots (on the wrong feet), his famous letters from his mammy and his catchphrases, he holds the hearts of all those that were original fans of his television and radio shows.
“He has lost none of his talent or energy and his theatre shows are as hilarious as ever, winning him new fans wherever he performs to add to the legions he has amassed in his formidable career.
“Jimmy remains one of the few completely family friendly comedians currently on tour and has great pride in being regaled as having a truly clean act.”
The comedian, now 66, was born James Mulgrew in 1945 in Cookstown, Northern Ireland.
He left school at 16 and worked for two years in a betting shop, and then the next few years working as a Redcoat in a Butlins holiday camp.
In the early 1970s he moved to Manchester and carried on working for Butlins.
Jimmy’s big break came when he won LWT’s talent contest, Search For A Star, and was given his own series on Central Television in the mid-1980s called And There’s More.
He also had his own programme on BBC Radio 2, featured in the Krankies Klub alongside the Krankies and Bobby Davro and appeared on the Royal Variety Show.
More recently, he appeared in the 2007 Comic Relief video with Matt Lucas and Peter Kay for the Proclaimers’ song I’m Gonna Be.
Tickets for Jimmy’s Thameside show are £10 each and include tea and biscuits.
To book, call the box office on 0845 3005264.