Charlie Chuck @ The Continental

Posted on - 22nd August, 2009 - 3:58pm | Author - | Posted in - Comedy, Pubs, What's On in Preston

Charlie ChuckReeves and Mortimer’s famous ‘Uncle Peter’ will be visiting The Continental on Thursday 17th September for a laugh-packed first edition of the venue’s new monthly ‘Comedy Lounge’ event. Charlie Chuck (real name David Kear) is a well-known stand-up comedian in his own right and has performed to packed houses around the country, including Preston’s 53 Degrees.


In the late 1980s, he took on his stand-up comedy alter ego, the manic ‘Charlie Chuck’ and was a regular cast member of the cult BBC comedy series The Smell of Reeves and Mortimer in the 1990s. He appeared performing his Charlie Chuck character act, but was always referred to on-screen as ‘Uncle Peter’. As a result of these TV appearances, Paul McCartney became a fan and invited Chuck to perform at one of his birthday parties!

Joining Charlie at The Continental will be Oldham lad Chris Roche, who enjoys a pedigree stretching back to Channel 4’s The 11 O’clock Show and was a finalist in the City Life North West Comedian of the Year awards in 2003 and 2004. Add to the bill Ecuador’s finest stand-up comedian, Ell Purnell, and this month’s host, award-winning Australian comedienne Pam Ford and you have a real laughter-filled night to remember!

Charlie Chuck, Pam Ford, Chris Roche and Ell Purnell will be appearing in The Continental’s Arts Space from 8pm on 17th September. Tickets are £5 and available now from behind the bar or Preston’s Tourist Information Centre.

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