PHOENIX Nights' Justin Moorhouse has pencilled in four Cumbria dates for his new Northern Joker show.

As part of his latest tour, the hilarious storytelling comedian will be joking all the way to the Beggar's Theatre at Millom on Friday, May 17 with his new show which is directed and script-edited by Henry Normal.

Following his highly anticipated return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018, award-winning Justin was described by the Sunday Times as "charming the pants off the crowd."

He has performed around the world and his television and film credits include tiger-faced Young Kenny In Phoenix Nights, Ken Loach’s Looking for Eric, Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, 8 out of 10 Cats and Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled.

He’s also a regular contributor to BBC’s The Premier League show. He has won Celebrity Mastermind majestically, won fortunes for charity on Celebrity Storage Hunters and lost even more magnificently on Celebrity Eggheads and Pointless Celebrities (twice).

Over the airwaves he has written and starred in two series of his own Radio 4 sitcom Everyone Quite Likes Justin and often appears on Radio 4’s The News Quiz. Plus he’s a regular on 5 Live’s Fighting Talk.

He is also a frequent guest on Shaun Keaveny’s Breakfast Show and Radcliffe and Maconie in The Afternoon (both 6 Music). He also pops up on TalkSport as well as helming his own podcast, About 30 Minutes, No More Than 45.

So, to his show and apparently these days Justin’s not certain about anything apart from his uncertainty - Brexit looms, it appears the Cold War is being rebooted and that’s before we begin to worry about what’s happening in America.

Closer to home he’s starting to feel redundant as a parent. One kid is leaving home, the dog is getting older and needs fewer walks, and the youngest child hits 13 and cancels the family subscription to The Beano.

Beggar's Theatre box office 01229-775677.

Elsewhere, Justin's Northern Joker also plays the Old Fire Station at Carlisle on May 16 (01228-598596) and Kendal's Brewery Arts Centre on May 18 (01539-725133). He also appears at the Carnegie Theatre and Arts Centre, Workington this Friday (01900-602122).