Just For LAUGHS at The Grand

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Blackpool’s Grand Announces Programme ‘Packed With Laughs!’

Blackpool Grand Theatre’s new season was announced this October and one of the great highlights was the incredible selection of ‘laugh-out-loud’ productions.

From February to June 2020 there’s an incredible line up of top comedians and hilarious comedy plays packed with famous faces.

Ruth Eastwood, Chief Executive of Blackpool’s Grand said, ‘never before has The Grand seen such a fantastic line-up of top comedy legends.

‘We are delighted to bring some of the top comedians and plays to Blackpool. Blackpool’s Grand aims to be #DaringlyDifferent with a whole selection of new shows.’

2020 at The Grand will see;

JOSH WIDDICOMBE: BIT MUCH (Sat 15 Feb). The guy everyone can do an impression of is back with a brand-new stand-up tour. A show that will change your life and how you perceive your place in the world. Bit much? Fine, it’ll be a very funny night of grumbles and jokes in which Josh will finally tackle the hot comedy topics of advent calendars, pesto and the closing time of his local park.

The Guardian Guide describes Josh as ‘One of the most bankable talents in comedy’.

Widdicombe is best known for the twice BAFTA nominated and multiple Broadcast and RTS award winning show The Last Leg, as well as his critically acclaimed sitcom JOSH, Insert Name Here, QI, Have I Got New For You, A League of Their Own and his hit podcast Quickly Kevin Will He Score. Tickets £23.50.

Josh Widdicombe

COUNT ARTHUR STRONG: IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? (Sat 7 Mar). This brand-new show, the count seamlessly combines the very best showbiz entertainment you’ll currently find, in the world, possibly? as he wrestles with some of the big questions that other all-round entertainers shy away from. Tickets £23.50.

JACK DEE: OFF THE TELLY (Sat 14 Mar). Star of TV sitcoms Bad Move, Lead Balloon and Josh, Jack also hosts the legendary Radio 4 show I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue. Additional credits include presenting Jack Dee’s Helpdesk on BBC Two, C4’s The Jack Dee Show, ITV’s Jack Dee’s Saturday Night, BBC’s Jack Dee’s Happy Hour and Jack Dee Live at the Apollo. Tickets £26.50.

EDUCATING RITA (Mon 16 to Sat 21 Mar). Starring Steven Tompkinson. This hilarious and heat-warming comedy won the Olivier Award when it was produced in London’s West End by the RSC and was adapted into the multi award-winning film which stared Julie Walters and Michael Caine.

Written by one of our greatest ever playwrights Willy Russell and starring one of our best loved actors Stephen Tompkinson as Frank and introducing Jessica Johnson as Rita. Tickets from £24 (Conc. available).

SOME MOTHERS DO ‘AVE ‘EM (Tue 21 to Sat 25 Apr). Starring Joe Pasquale. Hilarious mishaps and DIY disasters are bringing the house down, quite literally, as Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em hits the road with Joe Pasquale (New Faces, I’m a Celebrity, Spamalot, The Producers) as the lovable accident-prone Frank Spencer, written & directed by Guy Unsworth.

The Daily Star describes the show as ‘Irresistibly Daft’.

Betty has exciting news for Frank, but he’s preoccupied by possible new-found fame as a magician. With guests arriving for dinner and crossed wires all round, priceless misunderstandings are on the menu.  Tickets from £25.50 (Conc. available).

Some Mothers Do Ave Em

JULIAN CLARY: BORN TO MINCE (Sun 10 May). ‘Are you ready for some filth? I know I am. Time once again for me to sally forth and pleasure the provinces with my particular brand of saucy innuendo. Let me at them!’

In this outrageously camp show, (that he was going to call Bed Knobs and Knee Pads but was advised might not sell too well in Harrogate), renowned homosexual Julian Clary will bare his soul as never before in the interests of light entertainment.  Tickets £28.50 (Conc. £2 off).

ED BYRNE: IF I’M HONEST (Sun 17 May). Join Ed as he takes a long hard look at himself and tries to decide if he has ANY traits that are worth passing on to his children.

Ed Byrne presents his brand-new masterclass in observational comedy hot on the heels of his 17/18 Touring hit, Spoiler Alert! Sunday Times describes the show as ‘Masterful… Go see!’ Tickets £28.50.

ROB BECKETT: WALLOP (Thu 11 Jun). Rob Beckett is back on tour with a brand-new stand-up show. It’s been a busy few years for the Mouth of the South and he’s coming to see you to fill you in and make you laugh.

Rob Beckett

Host of BBC One’s All Together Now and team captain on Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Rob Beckett is also the star of BBC One’s Live At The Apollo, Would I Lie To You?, Channel 4’s 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown, BBC Two’s Mock The Week, ITV’s Play To The Whistle, ITV2’s Celebrity Juice and Sky’s A League of Their Own. And he is a host of Dave’s podcast,

The Magic Sponge, alongside Jimmy Bullard and Ian Smith. Tickets £26.50.

To book tickets call the Box Office on 01253 290 190 or visit and book tickets online.

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