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Comedian Lee Mack will play a show at Blackpool Opera House on Saturday November 22 as part of his Hit The Road Mack tour.

Comedian Lee Mack will play a show at Blackpool Opera House on Saturday November 22 as part of his Hit The Road Mack tour.

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One of Britain’s biggest comedy stars is heading to Blackpool.

Lee Mack, multi-award winning star of Not Going Out and Would I Lie To You?’ is coming to Blackpool as part of his first live tour in four years.

He’s appearing at the 2,400 seater Opera House on Saturday November 22.

Tickets go on sale today and are expected to sell out.

And the 45-year-old is clearly thrilled about being back on the road, saying: “Once again I’m very excited about the prospect of being able to eat Ginsters pasties alone and cold, in some empty service station, at three in the morning.”

Mack, born in Southport and brought up down the road in Blackburn, hasn’t done badly for himself considering his first tentative venture into comedy was doing Bobby Ball impressions at secondary school.

One of his first jobs after leaving school was working as a stableboy for the legendary racehorse trainer Ginger McCain.

The first horse he ever rode was Red Rum, which, as things to brag about go, isn’t a bad one.

Mack went on to become a blue coat at Pontins and broke into comedy when he won a stand-up award at the 1995 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The show he’s bringing to Blackpool is Hit the Road Mack, though it won’t be the first time he’s been to the resort – previously performing at the Tower and then most recently at the Royal Variety Performance.

Michael Williams, Operations Director of the Winter Gardens, said: “It’s great that Lee is re-visiting Blackpool as part of his national tour.

“He’s a hugely popular name on the circuit and we know that he will have many fans in the resort who love his quick northern humour.”

Tickets for the Opera House show are on sale from 10am today priced £27.50 at www.ticketmaster.co.uk or www.leemacklive.com.

You can also get them direct from the Winter Gardens Box Office.

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