Crab Fair comedy night welcomes circuit favourites

21 June 2017 10:45AM

AHEAD of this autumn's 750th anniversary Egremont Crab Fair, there have been a series of special events taking place.

The next live show will be a comedy night at The La'al Club, based at Egremont Catholic Mens Club, featuring two well-known stand-ups.

Local favourite Dicky Dippinson and established UK circuit comedian Greg Cook share the bill on Friday July 7.

Dubbed "The Fresh Prince of Shap", character comedian Dippinson has been building up a reputation across the county of late, including a recent starring appearance at Workington's TownFest.

The singing farmer has penned a number of rural-themed songs including Dipping With the Flock Every Day, a spoof of Sitting on the Dock of the Bay, and Shap’s Home, I’m a Farmer to the tune of Sweet Home Alabama.

The character became an internet hit, and since taking to stand-up, Dicky has performed across Cumbria and at Kendal Calling festival.

Deadpan comic Greg Cook - labelled the Les Dawson for the 21st century - joins him for the night.

A prolific writer of comedy, he is a regular headliner on the club circuit, with appearances at The Comedy Store, Jongleurs, The Glee, The Stand, and even shows appear as far afield as Dubai to his name.

Greg has become a firm favourite across the North West since taking up stand-up back in 2002, and has also appeared on TV shows such as ITV's Take the Mike, the New Comedy Awards on BBC 3, and Wudja Cudja on Sky 1.

The show on Friday July 7 starts at 7.30pm, and tickets are available from The La'al Club, or can be booked by phoning Daniel Shutt on 07907 290543.

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