Dave’s village laughter show

Comic Dave Twentyman
Comic Dave Twentyman

It’s not often that a comedy bill featuring the likes of Phoenix Nights star Archie Kelly comes to St Helens.

So stand-up fans are advised to book their tickets early for a “one night only” comedy night at Rainford Village Hall on November 1.

The all-star bill features teacher-turned-comic Kelly and St Helens favourites Dave Twentyman and Ray Peacock.

Kelly, best known for his role as compulsive liar Kenny Senior in the hit Peter Kay comedy Phoenix Nights, is a comedian in the old tradition of northern clubs - offering a joke, an impression and a song.

He’s got plenty of talent in his armoury, too - a great singing voice, a knack for impersonation and an endearing stage manner.

Archie Kelly, who prefers to write his own material than rely on stock pub gags,

promises to bring a potent mix of northern bitterness and observational humour to the stage.

Off the wall stand-up Ray Peacock, meanwhile, plans to create “meandering and genial mayhem” with his infectious and sharply observed gags.

He’s sure to be on top form for this homecoming gig.

And Dave Twentyman, with his tongue firmly placed in his cheek, has been described as “the best thing since Kes the wooden snake in the Hardshaw Centre”!

He said: “Normally, to watch a comedy night of this quality you would have to go to Liverpool or Manchester but I’ve decided to bring it right to our doorstep. I’ve gigged with both Archie and Ray many times. They are both absolute quality although they’re very different.

“Archie Kelly aka Kenny ‘Dalglish’ Senior of Phoenix Nights is such a broad appealing comic. He’s got a very dry sense of humour - something I think most St Helens folk can relate too.

“Ray Peacock is completely off the wall, he’s brilliant to watch. Trying to describe him is like nailing down water. I just know the audience will really enjoy him.”

Former Reporter columnist Dave added: “I’m going to be holding the show together, chatting to the audience and poking gentle fun in all directions.”

Doors are set to open at the Church Road venue at 7.30pm on November 1 - in time for an 8.30pm start.

Tickets, priced £10 each, are on sale now .

To order yours, e-mail: info@rainfordparishcouncil.com go online at:www.wegottickets.com/event/241301

You can also call 01744 884709 or e-mail: dave@dave-twentyman.co.uk