Chuckle with Cricket when Jimmy makes a welcome return for festive family fun in Wisbech

Jimmy Cricket is coming back to Wisbech for a Christmas spectacular thanks to popular demand

Jimmy Cricket is coming back to Wisbech for a Christmas spectacular thanks to popular demand - Credit: Archant

Get your chuckle muscles at the ready in time for legendary Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket who is returning to Wisbech thanks to popular demand.

Jimmy Cricket is coming back to Wisbech for a Christmas spectacular thanks to popular demand

Jimmy Cricket is coming back to Wisbech for a Christmas spectacular thanks to popular demand - Credit: Archant

The 71 year old comic will feature in a rip roaring festive family show on Sunday December 4 at the Tower Ballroom.

There will be two performances of Christmas With Cricket - at 2pm and 6pm.

The show also features support from vocalist May Marion, Sean Moyses the Banjo Man and the Nine Lives Theatre Company.

Back by popular demand after last years sell out show Jimmy said: “I am thrilled to be back in Wisbech again after we had such a great time last year.

Jimmy Cricket is coming back to Wisbech for a Christmas spectacular thanks to popular demand

Jimmy Cricket is coming back to Wisbech for a Christmas spectacular thanks to popular demand - Credit: Archant

“And there’s more ……Its always exiting to be teaming up with some great local talent who are led by Michele Larkin of Nine Lives Theatre Company.

“So come along and join me for a bit of Cricket at Christmas to get you in the festive spirit.”

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Tickets are £10 and available from Etcetera, 7 York Row, Wisbech or call 01945 463440 / 0771 8888641.

Jimmy was born James Mulgrew on October 17, 1945, in Cookstown, Northern Ireland.

Jimmy Cricket is coming back to Wisbech for a Christmas spectacular thanks to popular demand

Jimmy Cricket is coming back to Wisbech for a Christmas spectacular thanks to popular demand - Credit: Archant

His first job was in 1966 working as a Redcoat in Butlin’s holiday camp at Mosney, County Meath, followed by two more summers at the Butlin’s holiday camp in Clacton.

He won LWT’s talent contest, Search For A Star, and was later given his own series on Central Television in the mid-1980s called “And There’s More” which included the first TV appearance by the impressionist Rory Bremner.

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 in 1984.

He appeared in the 2007 Comic Relief video of The Proclaimers’ song “I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)” which featured Matt Lucas and Peter Kay.

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