The Northern Joker Returns!
Following his highly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, award-winning comedian Justin Moorhouse brings his brand new tour to Darwen Library Theatre this March.
These days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty – Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America…..closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent.
One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and doesn’t need much walking, and the youngest kid hits thirteen and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.
On top of this the golden age of the Northern straight white male comedian has gone the way of the dinosaurs. How will he adapt if he wants to survive? What next for this Northern Joker? What can he talk to his daughter about now she cares little for Dennis the Menace and the Bash St Kids?
Hang on. Perhaps nothing has changed that much. When he was thirteen, the Russians were scary, the White House was a madhouse and he’d never been to Europe anyhow.
Thinking back this was when his reading habits changed too, more Dark Knight than Desperate Dan, more Catwoman than Minnie the Minx. Perhaps our heroes never went away, they just waited for us to pick them up again.
Perhaps she just needs a different type of comic.
Justin has performed around the world with television and film credits including tiger-faced Young Kenny in Phoenix Nights, Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric, Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, 8 out of 10 Cats and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.
He’s also a regular contributor to BBC’s The Premier League Show.
He has won Celebrity Mastermind majestically, won fortunes for charity on Celebrity Storage Hunters and lost even more magnificently on Celebrity Eggheads and Pointless Celebrities (twice).
On radio he has written and starred in two series of his own Radio 4 sitcom, Everyone Quite Likes Justin and is often featured on Radio 4’s The News Quiz. He’s a regular on 5 Live’s Fighting Talk. He also pops up on TalkSport often as well as helming his own critically acclaimed podcast, About 30 Minutes, No More Than 45.
“Hilarious storytelling combined with a quick wit.”
The British Theatre Guide
“Not a moment without laughter. He smashed the hour out of the park.”
“He charms the pants off the crowd”
The Sunday Times
“Simultaneously down to earth and out of this world”
VENUE: Darwen Library Theatre, Knott St, Darwen, Lancashire BB3 3BU
DATE: Friday 8th March 2019
TICKET PRICES:Full Price ticket from £15
Unwaged (proof required) from £6
Tickets are available
By Phone: 01254 706006
In Person: From Darwen Library, Knott Street, Darwen or Darwen Leisure Centre, The Green, Darwen or King George’s Hall Box Office, Northgate, Blackbur