Funnyman Brian offers top comedy at Corby

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

Monday, 7th March 2016, 3:51 pm
Updated Monday, 7th March 2016, 4:56 pm
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.

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“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/