Top acts coming to town

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OCTOBER is a big month for Carl Lawrence as he brings two top acts to the town.

Over the years Wigan has been a great export of talent, but for local comedian Carl, bringing talent to the borough is just as important.

With the help of Newtown Working Men’s Club (NWMC), the 30-year-old has had managed to attract a number of top comics.

The last event saw TV funny man John Thomson, of the Fast Show fame, perform a master class in comedy and next month Carl reckons he’s set to stage two events that will be just as big... if not bigger.

First up will be a special ladies night with the famous “Dream men” performing before another famous comic comes to town.

Carl said: “October cant come quick enough, we have an evening for the ladies on Friday October 3 with “the Dream men” coming all the way from London to perform.

“Our sponsors Nice ‘N’ Naughty have contributed to tickets meaning Wiganers can come and watch this usually £25 a ticket show for just £8 each .

“The following Friday October 10 sees the return of the North West’s biggest free comedy night with the fantastic Patrick Monahan Headlining and www.kaysdairy.co.uk and Newtown Working Mens Club providing this completely free.”

The Dream Men, who usually perform in cities around the UK, have previously been seen on screens as dancers for various shows and modelling for national newspapers and magazines.

NWMC chairmen David Rimmer said: “Were very excited to be having such a nationally performed show come to Wigan, then its all change for the Friday after when Carl has managed to get such a hugely popular comedian to headline the comedy night.”

Comedian Monahan has been one of the biggest circuit comedians of the last few years and as well as winning the ITV’s “Show Me The Funny” he also appeared on Tom Daley’s “Splash”.

He will headline a night of comedy with a bill that also includes Nigel Needham, Lindsey Davies and Nina Gilligan.

Doors for both events open at 7.30pm with tickets available by visiting NWMC or calling 07885578811.