Funnyman Brian offers top comedy at Corby

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A wide variety of entertainment will be served up by long serving entertainer Brian Conley.

He brings his Alive and Dangerous tour to The Core at Corby Cube on Friday March 11.

Brian said: “It is a variety show and is as much fun as you can have with your clothes on.

“There is going to be a lot of fun you can have. There will be Nick Frisbee and It’s A Puppet and Larry the Loafer.

“I’ll also be doing some of the numbers from some of the musicals that I have done. There will be a support act as well and I’ll be doing some of the first half and then the whole of the second half.

“It is kind of a greatest hits package. It was someone in the office who said do you want to go out on tour again.

“It is a nice tour, I have Monday to Wednesday off. I said to people I don’t mind it going on a little bit longer but it was important for me to have a break.”

And he has been pleased with the response from the audiences so far.

Brian added: “It has been going really well so far. The show has had a standing ovation every night and you can’t get much better than that.

“I am an entertainer and if you can make people laugh, it is a wonderful feeling. There is a real buzz especially when you consider that all of those people have paid and to then give you a standing ovation.

“Come along, you won’t be disappointed.

“I do love the live stuff, it is much more exciting. Although I have just done a new show called The TV That Made Me. It’s a little bit like Dessert Islands Discs but with television. It’s a job that I really like and is on the screen in March. I’m hoping there will be a second series.

“I loved the Cilla Black show when I was growing up, I loved Bruce Forsyth and Larry Grayson doing The Generation Game to even something like Colditz, which was a big series in the early 70s.”

And there have been plenty of highlights during his career.

“I loved playing Al Jolson in the show, that was a highlight. I loved appearing in Barnum recently and Fagin in Oliver! Both of them were for Cameron McIntosh, one of the best producers in the country and was a pleasure to work for him.

“One of the best things about Barnum was having to walk the tightrope which took a long time to learn. There were one or two times where I fell off doing it and when I got back on, it always got a much bigger round of applause than if I got it right the first time round.

“There was a part of me tempted to deliberately fall off and get the bigger applause but it puts a lot of pressure on to get it right.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £23.

For further information or to book call the ticket office on 01536 470470 or visit www.thecorecorby.com/