Comedy and nostalgia with Tarby

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Top television comedian Jimmy Tarbuck OBE is set to swap the London Palldium for Mansfield Palace Theatre when he appears in the town this month.

Tarby, as he is known to millions of viewers, is one of the country’s most evergreen performers and a master of light entertainment.

He has hosted numerous television, variety and chat shows but is at his best doing stand-up in front of a live audience - as he will be at the Palace on 24th September, when he performs his new show ‘This is My Life’.

He will be sharing anecdotes, demonstrating his quickfire wit and thoroughly entertaining the audience in a show which promises comedy for grown-ups rather than adult comedy.

During the entertaining evening, Tarby will be using photos and video footage to take audiences on a nostalgic trip down memory lane, with a wealth of hugely funny stories and anecdotes ranging from being at school and in the same class as John Lennon, to playing golf with Bing Crosby.

The Liverpool born comic and entertainer was spotted by the late Val Parnell while working as a Butlins Redcoat, and made his TV debut aged 22 on Comedy Bandbox.

Soon afterwards he made several guest appearances on Sunday Night Live At The London Palladium for Val Parnell until he became the resident compere in September 1965, aged just 25 years old.

After this fabulous start to his career, Jimmy was soon in great demand headlining top variety shows, and soon his own TV series’ followed. During the 1970s and 80s,

Following the decline of variety on television, Jimmy is in much demand as one of Britain’s top cabaret artistes and after-dinner speakers, and he regularly hosts many of the top award and business events.

He is also a popular TV guest and when he is not entertaining his corporate, television and theatre audiences can be found on the golf course or supporting his beloved Liverpool Football Club.

During his illustrious career, Jimmy Tarbuck has achieved many awards as both an entertainer and a charity fundraiser.

He was awarded the OBE for his services to showbusiness and charity and is also President of Diabetes UK.

Join stage funnyman Jimmy Tarbuck OBE as he delivers a fantastically funny evening of comedy for grown-ups at the Palace Theatre,.

The show is part of the Nottingham Comedy Festival.

Tickets are available at the Box Office on Mansfield 633133 or via www.mansfield.gov.uk/palacetheatre.