Four more faces for the Comedy Tea House

THE popular Comedy Tea House returns to Skegness tomorrow (Thursday).

Comedians James Cook, Steve Day, Phil Pagett and headliner Pierre Hollins will be entertaining the audience in the Embassy Theatre from 8pm.

“MC James Cook is back on the circuit after seven years as an award-winning commercial radio presenter,” said a spokesperson.

“James mixes jokes, sarcasm, a quick wit and improvisational skills - all qualities that make him a top compere.

“He won a Jongleurs Spike Milligan Award in 2003, has been on stage with A-Ha and presented Lenny Henry with his Walk of Fame Star. It’s as diverse a CV as you can get.

“Opener Steve Day is a Radio 4 regular. Steve, one of the few if not the only deaf comedian on the circuit, is a truly unique comedian - warm, witty and engaging whilst dealing with the dilemmas of being a deaf man in a hearing world.

“Middle act Phil Pagett has been steadily making a name for himself as one of the brightest young talents on the circuit since emerging on the scene a mere two years ago.

“When you’re described by no less a light than Gary Delaney as “one of the country’s best new gag writers” you know you’re on to something. And the audience can expect one liners - lots of them.

“Headliner Pierre Hollins is a stand-up comedian and writer. The only other ‘proper jobs’ he’s ever had were washing dishes in the House of Commons, labouring on a gas pipe line in Qatar in the Middle East, and teaching drama to the mentally ill.

“He has been an audience favourite on the comedy circuit for many years, and has headlined at clubs throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

“In the early days he worked as support act to Lenny Henry and Rory Bremner, appeared in the West End with Rita Rudner, and toured with The Flying Pickets, Willie Rushton and Barry Cryer,” they added.

Tickets for the comedy night are £9 and are available on 0845 674 0505, online at www.embassytheatre.co.uk or on the door on the evening.