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Craig Campbell at Leamington's Spa Centre

Leamington Editorial 7th Nov, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

CANADIAN comedian Craig Campbell has been compared to a young Billy Connolly.

Audiences at Leamington’s Spa Centre will have the chance to judge for themselves when he takes to the stage of the venue on Friday November 21.

It could be something of a literal warm-up for Campbell who will be jetting to the Himilayas next October to at the world’s highest comedy gig Stand Up on Everest, at Mount Everest Base Camp, 5365 metres above sea level. Campbell and other fellow comics will be joined by 50 keen fans on a gruelling nine day trek in aid of the charity Save the Children.

The Edinburgh Fringe favourite – who has won acclaim for his high octane anecdotal style – will be bringing his acclaimed show Thrilling Mic Hunt to the Spa Centre.

Campbell has supported Frankie Boyle on his last two sell-out national tours, has performed sets on Dave’s One Night Stand, Russell Howard’s Good News, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, and has more recently been touring the critically acclaimed 2012 Edinburgh show Return of the Lumberjacks alongside fellow Canadians Stewart Francis and Glenn Wool.

At home he was the host of Canada’s legendary Ed’s Night Party, and headline guest on numerous Canadian TV shows including Jim Carrey Live, The Dennis Miller Show and Just for Laughs.

* Versatile singer/organist John Shuttleworth will be looking to share fond memories of his favourite past weekends when he drops in at the Spa Centre on Thursday November 20.

But a typo on the poster means “Shefiield’s funniest man” will be obliged to spend the evening paying homage to his next-door neighbour and sole agent – the diminutive Ken Worthington.

Visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk for tickets and further details.

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