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Comedy genius Jason Byrne brings:- 'NO SHOW' tour to 2024 Southport Comedy Festival

COMEDY genius Jason Byrne is revved up and ready to turn stand up on its head AGAIN, as he prepares to return to Southport Comedy Festival this autumn. Jason will perform at:- Victoria Park, Southport, on:- Saturday, 12 October 2024, as part of his brand new show:- 'NO SHOW' tour.  Ticket are on sale at:- SouthportComedyFestival.Com.

Jason Byrne is excited to return to the Edinburgh Festival this year from:- 1 August to 25 August 2024, with:- 'NO SHOW' followed by a major UK tour from:- 3 October to 30 November 2024. Tickets are on sale on:- Thursday, 22 February 2024, from:- JasonByrne.IE.

Renowned for leaving audiences in stitches, Jason is more prepared than ever to hit the fringe and his tour with his much loved madness.

There is no show like a Jason Byrne 'NO SHOW.' This is a show with no comedy safety net. By the end of:- 'NO SHOW,' audiences will have experienced a once in a lifetime show… or 'NO SHOW.' Jason and the audience will begin:- 'NO SHOW' with no show whatsoever. Witness Jason using his infamous audience interactions with a sprinkle of props, both on and off stage, to create 'NO SHOW'! And 'NO SHOW' will never ever be repeated!

Jason said about NO SHOW:- "I can't wait to take:- 'NO SHOW' to the Edinburgh Festival and on the road! NO SHOW is literally me hanging onto the edge of a cliff by my fingernails. as audiences witness me turn a NO SHOW into a show! Using the beautiful, improvised madness that flows between myself and the audiences to create an amazing one-off performance! Comedy without the safety net!"

Jason's effervescent and hilariously daft style of riotous live comedy is sparked by off the cuff interactions with the audience that:- 'NO SHOW' will undoubtedly epitomise. Don't miss:- 'NO SHOW' and the chance to be part of the laughter-filled madness. Audiences best buckle up, brace themselves and be ready for a whirlwind of a ride that promises an unforgettable night of side-splitting hilarity!

After a hugely successful run at the Edinburgh Festival in 2022, Jason will also be bringing:- 'THE PADDY LAMA; SHED TALKS' to London's Museum of Comedy for a strictly limited run from:- 16 April to 21 April 2024. In this 1 man play in which Jason plays his dad, we listen as Paddy takes us through his life, from being a young boy in Dublin, to blowing up the Gas plant as a Guinness worker in the 80's. The Irish Times stamped 4 stars on the play, (not that Paddy would care!) Paddy unapologetically shares 80 years of wisdom and wit directly from his shed in Dublin that will leave audiences feeling warm inside!

Jason said about Paddy Lama:- "I'm so excited to bring:- 'THE PADDY LAMA; SHED TALKS' to London this summer. This is a heartwarming, funny, tears down the face, tribute to my dad Paddy Byrne. Everyone in the world has a Paddy in their life. Paddy is your dad, grandad, husband, brother, or son, so if you want to laugh, cry and listen to crap advice:- 'THE PADDY LAMA; SHED TALKS' will be sure to resurrect some beautiful memories in your hearts."

Jason's career has seen him awarded the UK Radio industry's prestigious Sony Radio Gold Award for his Radio 2 show. He has hosted his own chat show:- 'Jason Byrne's Snaptastic Show' for TV3 in Ireland and co-presented:- 'Wild Things' on Sky One.

TV appearances include:- Amazon's Last 1 Laughing, The Royal Variety Performance, The Graham Norton Show, Live at the Apollo (BBC One), Anonymous in Ireland and The John Bishop Christmas Show (BBC One). Byrne is also a highly sought after in Australia. He has appeared on the prestigious Melbourne International Comedy Festival televised galas and The Great Debate as well as:- Network Ten's The Project and NZ's top rating 7Days on TV3.

Jason is the sixth big name to be announced for this year's 17 day Southport Comedy Festival which will be held for a fourth year in a luxury heated and seated marquee courtesy of Elite Marquees, that will be located on Victoria Park, in Southport.

Jason will be joining the undisputed godfather of modern stand Up Ben Elton, Persian Comedy Powerhouse Omid Djalili, German Comedy Ambassador Henning Wehn, Irish funnyman from Australia Jimeoin and host of smash hit podcast 'Have a Word', Dan Nightingale, with more exciting names to be announced soon.

Keep an eye on the festival website to find out 1st who will be making Southport Smile this October.

Emergency packs distributed in Merseyside to support families who are living in fuel poverty

AS the cost of living crisis continues to impact families across the UK, and with new Government data revealing an estimated 3.17 million people live in fuel poverty, the Cadent Foundation has re-launched its annual Winter Warmer Campaign.

Working in conjunction with community action charity partner, Groundwork, the Foundation is set to distribute over 5,000 winter packs between now and the end of March to those customers living in the most vulnerable situations, including in Merseyside.

The winter packs, filled with hot water bottles, gloves, scarves, hats and blankets, aim to provide a warming boost and help people to stay warm at home during the colder months.

Now in its fourth year, the packs will be distributed as an emergency intervention to those most in need, via local food banks and community hubs in towns and cities across the UK.

With recent research highlighting that 41% of people on low incomes are struggling with energy bills and do not know where to turn, the packs aim to provide a helping hand at a time when many are still scared to turn on their heating.

Julia Dwyer, Director of the Cadent Foundation, said:- "Even though it might feel that we are through the worst of the energy crisis, cost of living challenges remain very real for thousands of families. We're still hearing stories from people who are choosing not to turn their heating on this year because they are terrified of not being able to pay their bills and so the packs have been created to allow our charity partners the option of offering quick support to someone they feel is most in need of extra warmth this winter."

Graham Duxbury, Groundwork's UK Chief Executive, added:- "We know this winter will be incredibly hard for many people, with energy bills still much higher than they were and Government support much reduced. Sadly, this means tens of thousands of people will be choosing to go without hot food, to live in 1 room of their house, or to search out warm hubs in their community. Our Green Doctors have never been busier and there simply isn't enough resource to meet demand. Although we all want to see long-term solutions for fuel poverty put in place, having access to winter warmer packs is invaluable in helping to provide immediate reassurance and comfort to those who need it most."

According to the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, there were an estimated 4,706 excess winter deaths from 2022 to 2023 due to living in a cold damp home in the UK, up from 3,186 the previous year. Groundwork's Green Doctor programme offers free, impartial advice and practical measures to help individuals take control of their bills, save energy where possible in the home and access other services and initiatives available.

The Cadent Foundation is funded by local gas network Cadent and has been established to help households find sustainable solutions to fuel poverty and ensure people are safe and warm in their homes. More information can be found at:- CadentFoundation.Com.

For more information on Groundwork's Green Doctor programme, together with tips and advice on keeping your home warm this winter, visit:- Groundwork.Org.UK.

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