ALTHOUGH it’s only up the M6 it’s unlikely Lancaster will ever rival Blackpool’s stand-up comedy heritage. The town has become synonymous with comedians over the years whereas Lancaster only has one regular comedy night.
The tables are well and truly turned this Sunday, though, when the Lancaster Comedy Club plays host to two Blackpool born and bred comics!
Greg Cook’s deadpan style and mastery of the spoken word led the BBC to describe him as a Les Dawson for the 21st century. A prolific writer of comedy, he has several hours of tested material to draw on, but reserves the right to dish up a blistering set drawn from this morning’s newspapers.
Religion, politics, sport, terrorism, poetry, the police, philosophy, royalty and his long-suffering mum have all been given the Greg Cook treatment.
Like a ginger tom on speed, Andy Watson practically climbs the walls of any venues that he appears at. This has brought inevitable comparisons to Lee Evans but Andy is nowhere near as sweaty and we doubt he owns a suit.
Andy joined an exclusive club alongside Peter Kay, Alan Carr, John Bishop and Jason Manford when he won the City Life Comedian Of The Year.
See The Visitor (17-01-12) for full story.