|Justin Moorhouse's Wigan date!
For over a year now The Brocket Arms has established itself as the place for stand up comedy in Wigan. A combination of top notch comedians at sensible prices combined with unbeatable prices on food and drinks have ensured a hardcore following even when the Latics have been playing. The next show, on Weds 16th June sees one of the biggest names on the circuit returning to preview his brand new show meaning canny Wiganers are in for a bit of a bargain!
Mancunian Justin Moorhouse was already an accomplished stand up comic before having his face permanently painted as a tiger on Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights endeared him to the nation. Since then sell out tours across the country and a multi award-winning prime time radio show on the UK's largest provincial station (Key 103) have made him a household name in the North. Firmly established as one of the hottest names in comedy, Justin made his long awaited Edinburgh debut in 2007 with his third solo show `WHO`S THE DADDY?`- a unique look at parenting. With a clutch of 4 star reviews and sell-out shows under his belt, Justin subsequently toured the show around the country and earned a commission from BBC Radio 4. Last year, Justin appeared in a lead role alongside Eric Cantona in the Ken Loach movie, 'Looking For Eric' which was nominated for the prestigious 'Palm D'Or' at Cannes Film Festival.
He returned to the Edinburgh Festival last year with his show SEVEN (which also previewed at The Brocket) which, once again, successfully toured the UK and we are delighted to have him with us in July to preview his brand new offering - 'THE HARD BOILED EGG ON THE BEACH'. Justin and his management team are staying tight lipped about what the show contains but we can confirm it will not only be extremely funny but also offers glimpses of
"A gentle comedic tour de force which nearly brought a tear to a critical glass eye...a brutal humour that teeters just on the right side of bitter...excruciatingly funny." Herald
"Moorhouse charms the pants off the crowd" Sunday Times
"Good, honest, down-to-earth, funny situational comedy...If you have had about all you can takee of experimental theatre and want a guaranteed hour of laughs, go see this show." www.chortle.co.uk
Support for the night comes from acerbic Australian comic Ro Campbell who has just returned from a six month tour of his native Australia and New Zealand and compere for the evening is Rob Riley. The show starts at 8.30pm prompt and admission is £6.50 on the door or £5.50 in advance on 01942 832800 or in person at The Brocket.