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Part of Harrogate Comedy Festival 2012
Running Time: approx 2 hours 10 minutes (includes 20 min interval)
Top television comedian
Jimmy Tarbuck swaps The London Palladium for Harrogate Theatre.
Tarby, as he is known to
millions of TV viewers, is one of the country’s most evergreen performers and a
master of light entertainment.
Take a look at the 2012 Harrogate Comedy Festival Guide below. 50 Comedians, 14 days, 4 Venues, 1 Mammoth Festival
Having successfully spent
more than 40 years in the notoriously fickle world of showbusiness, Jimmy Tarbuck
has hosted numerous television shows, variety shows, chat shows and game shows
and his cheeky grin and boy-next-door charms have won him fans far away from
his native Liverpool.
However, Tarby is at his
best in front of a live audience and during his date in (town) he will be
sharing anecdotes, demonstrating his quickfire wit and thoroughly entertaining
the audience in a show which promises comedy for grown-ups rather than adult
During the entertaining evening, Tarby will be using
photos and video footage to take audiences on a nostalgic trip down memory lane
with a wealth of hugely funny stories and anecdotes ranging from being at
school and in the same class as John Lennon to playing golf with Bing Crosby.
The Liverpool born comic and
entertainer was spotted by the late Val Parnell while working as a Butlins
Redcoat, and made his TV debut aged 22 on Comedy
. Soon afterwards he made several guest appearances on Sunday Night Live At The London Palladium
for Val Parnell until he became the resident compere in September 1965, aged
just 25 years old.
After this fabulous start to
his career, Jimmy was soon in great demand headlining top variety shows, and
soon his own TV series’ followed. During the 1970s and 80s, Tarby was rarely
off the screen as programmes such as The
Jimmy Tarbuck Show
, Winner Takes All
Tarby And Friends
and the Live From …
series attracted millions of
TV viewers each week.
Following the decline of
variety on television, Jimmy is in much demand as one of Britain’s top cabaret
artistes and after-dinner speakers, and he regularly hosts many of the top
award and business events. He is also a popular TV guest and when he is not
entertaining his corporate, television and theatre audiences can be found on
the golf course or supporting his beloved Liverpool Football Club.
During his illustrious
career, Jimmy Tarbuck
has achieved many awards as both an entertainer and a
charity fundraiser. He has received the top Variety Club of Great Britain award
of Showbusiness Personality of the Year and he has been made an Officer of the
Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem for his charity
work. He has also been honoured by an hour-long special of This Is Your Life
and in 1994, was awarded the OBE for his services
to showbusiness and charity. Jimmy is also President of Diabetes UK.
stage funnyman Jimmy Tarbuck
OBE as he delivers a fantastically funny
evening of comedy for grown-ups at Harrogate Theatre as part of the Harrogate Comedy Festival.
Show Dates and Times
Book Tickets online now or ring our box office on 01423 502 116
|13 October 2012
||Single Seats Only
All tickets £20
Harrogate Theatre Main House
Harrogate Theatre Main House