Home is where heart is for father and son act

Clive Webb and his son Danny Adams, from Cirque Du Hilarious, Central Pier summer 2014
Clive Webb and his son Danny Adams, from Cirque Du Hilarious, Central Pier summer 2014
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Funnyman father and son act Clive Webb and Danny Adams are back in Blackpool and delighted to be spending their summer at home.

Side-splitting humour is promised in their Central Pier show Screaming With Laughter, which runs daily until August 31.

Danny, 35, said: “The show has been focused around the double act of me and my dad for 15 years, but we also have dancers and the world’s only clown rock band.

“It’s an hour-and-a-half of real good fun. It’s very family friendly and that’s exactly what it’s about.

“A lost of shows around, the kids get bored and the adults love it or vice versa but this works right across the board – there are gags for all generations; mum, dad, grandparents and the kids.”

What also adds to the family feeling of the show is Danny’s brother Michael Potts taking part as another comedy character.

“With the two generations of our family working on planning the show, it makes it easier to come up with ideas that tick all the boxes, as we have different types of humour,” Danny added.

Used to touring the country, playing one or two nights in venues, being at home for the summer is a treat for the Cirque Du Hilarious team.

“Blackpool and the Wyre has become our home – dad’s lived here for years, and me since I was six or seven – so it’s great to be here, performing for six weeks,” Danny said.

“We usually do panto in Newcastle, for the past 10 years, and that’s usually the only time we’re in one place for a while, besides the summer season – so it’s special to be in Blackpool.

“We’ve done one day shows at Showzam! at the Opera House the past two years, and that’s how this came about, by speaking to the Winter Gardens’ team.”

Even after working together for years, Danny can still feel the natural embarrassment so many people experience at the hands of their dads.

“Dad’s 66 now, but he’s stronger and just as crazy and mad as he has always been,” Danny said. “Sometimes I think ‘Oh stop it’ but he has so much energy and loves it.”

* Screaming With Laughter, Central Pier Showbar, 3.30pm daily (except Fridays) until August 31. Call 01253 623422 for tickets, costing £10 for adults, £8 for children and £26 for a family ticket.