Entertainer Paul Eastwood to appear in Cromer Pier summer show
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Comic Paul Eastwood is returning for a second season heading the Cromer Pier summer show.
The entertainer is looking forward to his second season in Europe's last remaining 'end-of-the-pier' shows and to meeting friends and fans, having enjoyed his debut last year.
He said it was 'one of the friendliest places I have ever worked.'
The North Norfolk News has teamed up with the pier to offer a chance for one person to win two tickets for the opening night show on Saturday June 20.
Read our interview with Paul and answer the question on the coupon.
? When did you first start performing?
PE - My career started in 1994 but showbiz runs in the family. My mum was from a circus family and my dad was a human cannonball. He used to get about £20 a week and a bit of mileage. My mum was very unlucky. She was an incontinent trapeze artist and then………. her audiences weren't that lucky either.
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? What was your first professional experience?
PE -Well my first gig or 'jig' as my mum calls it, was at Brighton Trades & Labour Club. A 45 minute booking; so nervous, I was now a comedian, a pro comedy performer. I had made it!! On I went, new suit jacket, armed with every joke I knew... And I told them, not some of them - ALL of them. Every gag I knew. I came off so relieved and happy to have got through it. They laughed a bit. Well, then the club boss appeared at the dressing room door, fuming... I had performed for only 19 minutes. No money for me that night! They call that an apprenticeship!
? Where else have you performed in your career?
PE - I've been around the world and back again in stunning locations such as Barbados, Dubai, St Kitts, Jamaica and Skegness.
? Who have you worked with in your career?
PE - The world's leading cruise companies , for example P&O and Royal Caribbean. I've performed speeches for some of the largest companies in the world and finally not forgetting shows for our British Forces.
? Where is the best place you have performed and why?
PE - Any show that I do in the London area as I can go home at night and sleep in my own bed!
? Where is the worst place you have performed?/or worst gig?PE -
Newcastle Central Working Men's Club……….They are not massive fans of Southern comedians, but it keeps your feet on the ground.
? What have you been doing since you were last at Cromer Pier?
PE -I've just finished a 10 week season for P&O cruises in the Caribbean and I got engaged to my beautiful girlfriend Corea.
? What is the best thing about performing at Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre?
PE -Being a part of a show, working closely with other entertainers and being back as part of the family in such a wonderful environment.
? What are you looking forward to most about spending the summer in Cromer?
PE - Crabbing.
? Where do you come from, currently live and with whom?
PE -I was born in Harlow in Essex, raised in Bishops Stortford in Hertfordshire but I now live in Torquay, Devon.
? Do you own any animals/family pets?
PE - I don't but my Fiancée has a lovely black Labrador called Scooby who is always happy to see me.
? What's your most favourite joke?
Knock Knock. Who's there?
It's the doorbell repair man.
? Seaside Special runs at Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre from June 20 to September 19
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