Blackpool Comedy Festival: Great Lancashire Comedians

Date: 8 Jul 2023
Time: 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Winter Gardens
comedy | talk

For over a 100 years Lancashire has supplied some of the nation’s best entertainers from Stan Laurel and Eric Morecambe to Peter Kay. Why has the region produced so many comedians? The answer could be linked to the unique history of the Industrial Revolution in Lancashire which provided great conditions for the creation of a comic tradition. This entertaining free talk, hosted by Showtown in the Pavilion, traces the evolution of local comedy and Dr Tom Preston impersonates some of the great Lancashire comedians of the past.

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    Antonia Charlesworth Stack is a journalist and editor from Blackpool. She was deputy editor of Big Issue North magazine and is editor of Blackpool Social Club. Antonia is also the founder of Reclaim Blackpool, a women's safety campaign that began life as an article she wrote for Blackpool Social Club. She's a contributing author to the Lancashire Stories anthology with her story about a Blackpool performer, The Call of The Sea. The book is available for free in libraries across the county.