Fast Show Star Headlines Burscough Comedy Club


This months gig at Burscough Wharf is on Friday 24th May.  A gig that is becoming legendary amongst comedians and customers alike, called “one of the best comedy clubs in the country” & “a smouldering comedy space” by TV’s Russell Kane.

The 120 capacity venue is a regular sell out venue for The Ha Ha Club

The Ha Ha Club is back for our May gig with a true LEGEND of Comedy.


The star of COLD FEET, THE FAST SHOW and long time collaborator of STEVE COOGAN makes a welcome return to the Stand Up Circuit….and we are delighted to welcome him to The Ha Ha Club

John Thomson has enjoyed a career in film, television, theatre and radio spanning over 2 decades. John began his career whilst still at college voicing the puppets on the satirical Spitting Image.

After winning the Perrier award in 1992 with Steve Coogan at the Edinburgh Festival he went on to work and write with Steve in the Paul Calf video diaries: 3 fights, 2 weddings and a funeral (BAFTA winner) and Coogan’s Run; later to play the memorable Joe Beasley and cheeky monkey in Knowing me Knowing you. John also played the pub landlord Ken in Men Behaving Badly. John stuck with his comedy roots and played a multitude of characters on BBC 2’s The Fast Show. Nice!

John’s other TV credits include: the smell of Reeves and Mortimer, Stunts on Button Moon, Dangerous Lady, The world of Lee Evans, Playing the field, Station Jim, Sir Alan sugar in The Applicants (Rose d’Or winner), Murder in mind, the musical drama Blackpool , ITV’s Mobile. The road to Coronation Street(BAFTA winner) More recently he has joined the cast of Waterloo Road and Parents with Sally Phillips on Channel 4. And his memorable portrayal of Jesse Chadwick the children’s entertainer in Coronation Street.

John is properly best remembered for his betrayal of Pete Gifford in the multi-award-winning Cold Feet for which he was nominated for best actor at the comedy awards. Since then he’s played Charlie Darling (best actor the nomination RTS) in this series New Street Law and to series up the ITV 1 drama Kingdom with Stephen Fry.

His film credits include: The young poisoners Handbook, Dog Eat Dog, born romantic, 24-hour party people, Up and under, The man who knew too Little (with Bill Murray), The English Patient, Inkheart, Wallace and Gromit and the curse of the Were Rabbit and more recently Northern Soul and Dementamania.

John’s Theatre includes: Be bop -a-Lula, The Rivals, and Willie Mossop in Hobson’s choice at the Royal exchange Theatre (best actor nomination MEN Theatre awards). Peter Pan (Opera house), Robin Hood (Marlowe Theatre Canterbury)and Dick Whittington (Middleton Arena)


Massara is the winner of two comedy awards you have never heard of, his material is filthier than the sheets in a cheap Mexican brothel, and he looks like an over the hill aftershave model. Luckily he’s also funny.

Real Radio XS Comedian 2012

Frog & Bucket Preston New Comedian 2012

“A very funny guy, with a wicked line in smut… produced a lot of laughter and earned lots of applause.” – BSH Magazine “Massara, simply put, was excellent.” –



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