From Vegas to the Queens

Tony Burgess.
Tony Burgess.

Shiny headed Manchester comic Tony Burgess will bring laughs aplenty to the Queens Hotel in Morecambe this Thursday (June 27).

Burgess, who has appeared in BBC3’s IDEAL with Johnny Vegas, headlines the regular Morecambe Comedy Club night at the seafront venue.

Tony’s CV also includes being a consultant writer for the Wallace and Gromit films and also writing material for Lily Savage, Brian Conley, Steve Coogan and Johnny Vegas.

“I got into stand up when I was a kid,” said Tony. “At the time it was the single greatest thing that I’d ever done, although I’d not really done much else, so there was nothing really to compare it to.

“Let’s just say it’s better than doing my A levels and it’s better than stacking shelves at a supermarket in Oldham, and it’s better than knocking about with my best friend at the time, who lived on the street behind ours, was a heroin addict and very persuasive.”

Likeable Liverpudlian laugh lender Peter McCole is also on the bill.

Peter’s relaxed style and often near-the-knuckle material prompted the national paper Metro to declare he was ‘worth the admission fee alone’.

Compere is Ste Porter and there will also be support acts.

The Morecambe Comedy Club moved from its original venue at the Platform to the Queens earlier this year.

Landlady Debbie Carter, who also runs the Pier Hotel, sees the laughter night as a major part of the revival of the Queens.

The venue hosts live music every weekend too and is currently being brightened up with an external paint job.

“There’s nothing else like the Comedy Club in Morecambe and for £5 you can’t go wrong,” said Debbie.

“It’s great to have a celebrity like Tony coming along and there’s also comedians who in a few months, you might see on TV.”

The show starts at 8.30pm.

Tickets are £5 or £6 on the door. On the night, you can buy tickets for the next Comedy Club evening at a discounted rate of £4.50.

They are available at the Queens or The Pier on Marine Road Central.