Zoom comedy set to cheer Wiganers up during lockdown

A special online comedy night has been lined up to cheer Wiganers up during the third national lockdown.
Steve Royle as Buttons in a Blackpool pantoSteve Royle as Buttons in a Blackpool panto
Steve Royle as Buttons in a Blackpool panto

Standish comedian Jamie Sutherland and Britain’s Got Talent star Steve Royle are hosting the Laughs From The Line in what will be a night of fun for Standishers.

All of it will take place on Zoom and people are being asked to support the entertainers.

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Jamie, who was born in Liverpool, said: “We would normally be bringing a show at a local venue, but we can’t, so we are coming right to you at home.

Jamie SutherlandJamie Sutherland
Jamie Sutherland

“75 mins of fun with myself, and BGT finalist Steve Royle, plus each show will feature a special guest.”

He said the first guest will be Wigan Warriors legend Liam Farrell with whom he will have a fun chat about his sporting career.

Farrell will also be joining in with the fun and games while people will get a chance to ask him question.

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Jamie said: “This online show is for Standish, and the allocation of tickets will be very limited to keep it personable on the night. We will be bringing great guests every two weeks.”

He encouraged people to share a Facebook post about the show with friends or tag anyone who might be interested.

In the past, Jamie has been involved in other initiatives including a surprise virtual Standish Christmas market pantomine which he compered.

This was Tom Binns’s comedy show, Buttons - The One-Man Panto - in which there were cameo performances from comedians Sian Gibson, of Peter Kay’s Car Share and Death on the Tyne fame, and Crackerjack and panto legend Bernie Clifton.

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Meanwhile fellow comedian Steve was the runner-up in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent and was once court jester at the Camelot theme park where he presented more than 2,000 juggling shows. He has also supported both Peter Kay and Dave Spikey on tour and was co-founder of the Slaughterhouse Live character comedy group.

His TV appearances have included Phoenix Nights, Max and Paddy’s Road To Nowhere and Stand-up Britain.

Those interested can buy a household ticket for £15 which will cover an evening of comedy, laughs and prizes.

The show takes place on Thursday January 21 online via Zoom at 8pm.

For inquiries on tickets and the show, message Jamie on Facebook or Twitter.

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