Old Man Jon’s ‘never been better’ than DVD show recording at Grand

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Lancashire lad Jon Richardson will be coming back to his county roots with a show in Blackpool tomorrow.

The comedian is hosting a performance of his Old Man tour at the Grand Theatre with a special DVD recording night.

The Eight Out Of 10 Cats funnyman’s Old Man tour ended in May after 18 months on the road, but he’s back for this one-off date.

“Usually you do DVD recordings in the middle of the tour, but this will be the very last one and it will never be better than how it’s going to be performed in Blackpool,” he said.

Preparing for the recording of his third DVD release, he told the Gazette: “It’s the third DVD I’ve done, but the first time I’ve been able to choose where to record it. I definitely wanted to do it in Lancashire, and it came down to Morecambe Winter Gardens and Blackpool Grand - but Morecambe just weren’t ready.

“It’ll be great, I only live an hour or so away, on the Lancashire border near Hebden Bridge - my family is from Lancaster and my wife’s are from Yorkshire so we’re right in the middle. And it’s nice to do it somewhere that means something to you.

“It’s something to do with the journey of me, somewhere personal and somewhere unique, and with a sense of place for the show.”

In previous years, the Grand Theatre has played host to other recordings, including Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, an advert for the National Lottery, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Grand Theatre marketing manager Andrew Howard said: “We are delighted for Jon’s return, adding to it that he has chosen The Grand and Blackpool as the location for his new DVD is a pleasure and delight.”

Book line at www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk or call 01253 290190.