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New Zealand's Sully O'Sullivan who is appearing at Leigh Comedy Club

New Zealand's Sully O'Sullivan who is appearing at Leigh Comedy Club

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Leigh will be shaking off the winter blues this month, with the launch of Leigh Comedy Club at The Turnpike Centre.

Following the success of a trial comedy night last November, comedian and promoter, Sam Brady is planning a series of dates throughout 2012 that will make Leigh an established part of the stand-up comedy circuit.

Brady, said: “We were really excited by the response we got for the trial night last year. The people of Leigh are really up for it. I think comedians are going to love coming to perform here.”

“People sometimes think that comedy in Northern towns means some fat old bloke in a dickie bow telling jokes from the 1970s.

“But the North West is currently producing some of the hottest acts on the circuit.

“Why should the big Manchester and London comedy clubs have all the fun? This night has the potential to become one of the best regular comedy events in the region.”

The first “Comedy at The Turnpike” of 2012 will take place on Thursday, January 19 with advance tickets available at a special introductory price of just £5.

The bill will include four stand-up comedians, headed up by New Zealand’s Sully OʼSullivan who is described as having ‘a wicked sense of humour, gets the audience involved from the kick off’.

Tickets are available on-line at www.LeighComedy.com or by phoning

0845 680 1926 (for the price of a local call). Or buy tickets directly from Leigh Library.