Blackpool comedy club should be smooth for Silky

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Headlining next Friday’s Comedy Station in the Winter Gardens Theatre Bar is scene stalwart Silky.

A Liverpudlian-in-exile he has been a full time comedian since 1997.

He did his first gig in 1994 and his fourth (the final of the 1995 BBC New Comedy Awards alongside Lee Mack, Daniel Kitson and Julian Barratt) was shown on BBC1’s Stand-Up Show.

Silky has performed internationally, including gigs in China, the Philippines, the Gulf, Singapore, the US, the Melbourne Comedy Festival, and all over Europe including at the Glastonbury Festival. He performed at the 2004 God’s Kitchen Global Gathering, the 2005 Big Bang at Santa Pod, and in the house band for the Kilkenny Festival.

In 2003 he headlined his own 30-date tour of the UK and Ireland and is doing so again this year.

He acted in a pilot for SO TV that was bought for broadcast by Disney. Warm-up work includes Strictly Come Dancing for BBC1.

Television appearances include The Stand-Up Show (BBC1), James Campbell’s Silly Experiment (SO TV/Disney Worldwide), Coronation Street, Gagging for It, Hollyoaks, Brookside, Heartbeat and Rhinoceros.

Radio appearances include BBC 5 Live, Capital FM, TalkRadio, a residency on Juice FM, Star FM, BBC Radios Sheffield, Oxfordshire and Merseyside.

Support comes in the form of Leeds’ comic Dan Bland who brings a touch of darkness to the comedy circuit. His morbidly deadpan disposition owes more to a grumpy undertaker than a genial stand-up comedian. But that facade belies a devilish comic mind that has beguiled countless audiences leaving deadpan Dan unfailingly ensures that he is the only person in the room to keep a straight face.

More support will come from Patrick Devine, Tony Basnett and as usual Ryan Gleeson will be the host and compere.

Admission is £7.

However there is still be a limited number of cheaper Early Bird tickets available from the website: at

Doors 8pm. Show 8.45pm.