Comic all set for clubland date

Billy Pearce, comedian
Billy Pearce, comedian
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One of Britain’s best loved comedians has announced a rare clubland date in Doncaster.

Leeds-born stand-up star Billy Pearce, more used to selling out theatre box offices across the UK as well as a string of record-breaking summer season shows, has revealed he will play an intimate date at a Doncaster town centre club later this year.

A television regular during the 80s and 90s, he will be appearing at Doncaster’s Trades Club in the Frenchgate Centre on November 6 - and the show is expected to be a sell-out.

The 63-year-old took his first steps on the showbiz ladder when he became a Redcoat at Butlins during the 1970s but it wasn’t until the mid 80s that he became a household name, reaching the final of television talent show New Faces in 1986 with his variety entertainment act.

His success led him into mainstream television, landing his own BBC show You Gotta Be Joking as well as sell-out summer season spectaculars in Blackpool and Bournemouth.

He has appeared at three Royal Variety Performances, five Children’s Royal Variety shows and has also won a string of comedy awards as well as appearing alongside showbiz legends such as Danny La Rue, Cannon and Ball and Tommy Trinder.

He has also turned his hand to acting, appearing in rural Yorkshire police drama Heartbeat as well as musical theatre productions of Boogie Nights and The Rocky Horror Show.

Tickets for the show are now on sale, priced at £12 each and are available on 01302 326313 with further details available at