Comedian and pantomime legend Billy Pearce will be performing at the Civic Centre in Oswaldtwistle later this month.

The star’s comedy show take place at 7.30pm on Saturday, August 20.

The ‘supreme entertainer’ is in high demand and his shows usually sell out so fans are urged to book quick.

Billy first came to national limelight when he appeared in Central TV’s top talent show ‘New Faces’, winning his heat and qualifying for the final.

His impact was immediate, and he was quickly snapped up for stage and TV appearances, culminating with his first series for BBC television, ‘You Gotta Be Joking’.

In 1993, Billy was honoured to be chosen to host The Children’s Royal Variety Performance screened by the BBC.

His success in this prestigious show can be judged by the fact that he was invited to appear on the same show a year later, which he then followed with a laughter-filled appearance on the Royal Variety Performance.

In total, Billy has performed in Five children’s Royal Variety shows and Three Royal Variety shows. During the mid-1980s and early 1990s, he appeared on TV shows such as Tonight at the London Palladium, Through the Keyhole, Blankety Blank, Talking Telephone Numbers, and You Bet.

When variety fell out of fashion in the 1990s, with the rise of alternative comedy, Billy found a niche in family-friendly panto while keeping the razor-sharp wit needed to entertain adult-only audiences. The combination paid off, as evidenced by his ticket sales.

There are few stages upon which Billy has not appeared. He’s broken Box Office records at several National Theatres including his summer season at the Blackpool Grand Theatre, and his Christmas panto appearance at the Bradford Alhambra, where the theatre took a bank busting £1.3 Million.

Speaking on the exciting visit, Creative Director at Civic Centre, Oswaldtwistle, Gayle Knight said: “We’re looking forward to a fun evening of comedy and laughs.”

Tickets are still available from the box office on 0333 666 3366 or from Tickets are £22.00.