Danny’s pensive look at Leigh

Danny Pensive
Danny Pensive

LEIGH Comedy Club plays host to one of Britain’s top young acts later this month.

Welsh duffel-coated character Danny Pensive, the creation of Sunderland comedian John Cooper, will appear at the Turnpike Centre after making a huge splash at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last summer.

The one-man show, ‘Danny Pensive’s Map of Britain’, earned four-star reviews from the Edinburgh critics and has also won plaudits from the BBC for its surreal and gentle accounts of Danny’s travels around the British Isles.

Promoter Sam Brady is looking forward to welcoming Danny to Leigh Comedy Club, which was set up in January.

He said: “Danny has a habit of pulling out some lesser-known facts about the places he visits.

“Last month we had Kate McCabe from New York and she had a lot of trouble pronouncing the word ‘Leythers’. But I think Danny will nail it.”

There will be a full bill for local comedy fans to enjoy on the night, with three support acts providing plenty of laughs.

Danny Pensive’s Map of Britain is on Thursday, March 22, in the Derby Room at the Turnpike Centre on Civic Square.

Tickets are £5 in advance, available by ringing 0845 680 1926, visiting Leigh Library, or booking online at www.leighcomedy.com. Tickets will also be £7 on the door, subject to availability.