Top Manchester comic Justin Moorhouse brings his Edinburgh show Destiny Calling to The Lowry on Sunday 13 September. It’s part of a 40 gig nationwide tour which takes him from Aberdeen to Andover via London, Liverpool and Leeds, finishing just up the road in Bury in December.
‘he’s not your
male… Justin is
one of those people
who are good
at just about
turn their hand to.
The show is about the fact that Justin has reached the grand old age of 45. Justin has taken a log hard look at his life. He reckons he’s hit half way, he’s reached the peak of the roller coaster and what next? Do we give up and let the ride take us to where it’s going to take us? Or do we grab hold of the rail and enjoy the thrilling descent?
Don’t expect to hear about sports cars, motor bikes and girlfriends half his age because, as you might expect, he’s not your stereotypical middle aged male. But do expect to hear about his hip replacement.
Justin is one of those people who are good at just about everything they turn their hand to. Bastard. An accomplished stand-up, actor, writer, TV /radio presenter and voiceover artiste, he reckons he’s not very good at juggling or the triple jump, but we don’t believe him. And to make matters worse, he comes across as immensely likeable.
Earlier this year, he reprised the role of tiger faced Young Kenny for the record breaking run of Phoenix Nights Live at the Manchester Arena which raised over £5m for Comic Relief. He has appeared on Live at the Apollo and Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow. He has written and starred in two series of Everyone Quite Likes Justin on Radio 4. In 2012, he won Celebrity Mastermindwith a record points totaland he’s the 2014/15 Champion of Champions on Radio 5 Live’s Fighting Talk.
And if that’s not enough, he’s set up production company with writer and producer Jim Poyser which will work with local writers and comedians to develop ideas for northern TV comedies.
But despite all this, and acting credits which include Dean Upton, landlord of The Flying Horse in Corrie (which he says he is still appearing in, only off-screen) and Looking for Eric, Justin sees himself first and foremost as a comedian. “I’m a comedian. Everything else I do is a bonus. If all I ever did for the rest of my life was make people laugh, that’s what I’d want to do.”
When asked whether he prefers small venues or large venues, Jason replies full venues. So do make sure you get to The Lowry on Sunday-assuming it’s not already sold out. Because if the rave reviews the show has received on twitter are anything to go by, it should be well worth seeing. Freddy Flintoff called it “brilliant”, Christian O’Connell called the chemists routine “worthy of Jerry Seinfeld,” and Sally Ann Matthews “laughed like a drain.” But please be warned. David Kiddell tweeted “I laughed so much I nearly shit myself.”
Justin Moorhouse Destiny Calling
The Lowry Sunday September 13