Irish eyes smiling as funnyman Byrne signs up for Lowther slot

Comedian Ed Byrne
Comedian Ed Byrne
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Ed Byrne is the latest big comedy name heading to Lytham.

The Irish funnyman will bring his Outside Looking In show to Lowther Pavilion on Saturday, November 28.

Byrne, 42, who has long been a regular face on TV panel shows, follows the likes of John Bishop – whose Lytham show last summer sold out in less than two hours – and Jason Manford in heading to Lowther for what is sure to attract a capacity 457 audience.

Meanwhile, there is further good news for Lytham comedy fans with the latest TV funnyman to play to a full house at the venue – Milton Jones, whose Temple of Daft gig this coming weekend has been sold out for almost three months – already set for a return in the autumn.

He will be back at the West Beach theatre on Wednesday, October 7 and tickets for both that and the Ed Byrne performance go on sale from tomorrow.

Lowther manager Roger McCann feels both shows will add greatly to Lowther’s reputation as a rapidly-growing top comedy venue.

“We are delighted that more and more top comedians are looking to include us on their tour schedules,” he said.

“Ed Byrne is a fantastic performer. It must be something about the Irish because he demolishes the belief that comedy doesn’t travel, gaining huge audiences in Australia, New Zealand and Canada as well as non-English speaking countries such as Belgium, Norway, Austria and Switzerland.

“Many people will know him from his regular television appearances on shows such as Mock the Week and Have I Got News For You but if you haven’t seen him live, you haven’t experienced the full phenomenon.

“As far as Milton Jones is concerned, it’s rare to rebook a show before the first one has even taken place but that demonstrates the confidence of Milton’s management, justified by the fact that we sold out this week’s performance well before Christmas.

“And keep watching this space because we’ve got some more exciting announcements to make later in the year. With English and Irish comedians sorted, I’d better start looking at Wales and Scotland!”

Tickets are priced at £19.50 for Ed Byrne and £24.50 for Milton Jones and members of the Friends of Lowther can apply for tickets from today, 24 hours ahead of them going on sale to the general public.

Details from the Lowther box office on (01253) 794221.