Jim Davidson arrived in North Wales last night and left the audiences in fits of laughter.
Famed for his roles on television as the host of Big Break and The Generation Game and winning many awards throughout his long career, Davidson has become known for his use of controversial jokes about women, ethnic minorities, homosexuals, and disabled people. So who was sitting on the front row at Venue Cymru, a blind man!
However, this gent was a true star and set the evening up as he laughed and joined in with Jim and his jokes.
A special mention also has to go out to Lloyd Hollett who was the warm up act.
Another southerner, like Jim, but from Margate Lloyd entertained the crowd with a variety of jokes, mentioning local places, including my home town of Rhyl (Cheers Lloyd!), to give a more personal performance and to settle the audience in.
The audience made Jim feel welcome from the start and after the show he was greeted to huge congratulations as he met the crowd after a standing ovation.
His show consisted of talking about topical points in the news and also mentioning stories from his past. After doing around an hour of stand up he told the audience that he hadn’t even started what he had planned to talk about.
They don’t make comedians like him anymore that can go ‘off the cuff’ with many new comedians sticking to a script. This concert proved to those that came, even with the lack of posters, that Jim is still a top performer.
Jim finished his concert by mentioning his charity, Care After Combat, explaining how they aim to help veterans who suffer from Depression, Alcoholism etc after service.
A fantastic charity which on the evening had buckets for donations and also a newspaper, The Trooper, telling people about the work they do.
More information on the work and charity as a whole can be found online at www.careaftercombat.org.
Overall the evening was fantastic. Hopefully both Jim and Lloyd will return to North Wales sooner rather than later.
Jim is touring throughout the country until the end of November and is finishing his tour where he started it, South Wales, but in Swansea not Cardiff. Tour dates and more information can be found on his website www.jimdavidson.org.uk.