Lunch date for city’s press

One of Britain’s favourite comedians – national treasure Joe Pasquale – is to be guest speaker at Birmingham Press Club’s Christmas lunch on Tuesday, December 3rd.


Press Club chairman Ed James said: “Joe is well-known for being one of today’s hardest-working and top-selling comedians and we are thrilled that he has been able to accept our invitation. The Christmas lunch is always one of the highlights of the Press Club year – and with Joe there this year will be no exception.”

Joe, who will made a Life Member of the Press Club in recognition of his professional achievements and support to the media industry, is this year appearing in the pantomime spectacular Sleeping Beauty at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, which runs from 7th December-18th January.  Appearing with him will be international cabaret artist Ceri Dupree as Queen Passionella and ex-Coronation Street actress Lucy Evans, who takes the part of Princess Beauty.

But before that, Joe has another date in Birmingham – this time on Thursday, 7th November at the New Alexandra Theatre, where he is to appear as Sherlock Holmes in Ha Ha Holmes – The Hound of the Baskervilles.

With a 20-year career of live stand-up tours behind him, and a television pedigree stretching back to 1987, when he first appeared on New Faces, Joe has amassed enough stories to write a best-seller. And that’s just what he is doing at the moment – writing his autobiography.  If he can find the time to finish it, that is, for his schedule is pretty much non-stop at the moment. As the ‘voice’ of a number of TV and film characters, a star in touring theatrical productions, game show host, winner of I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out of the Jungle, and a competitor in ITV’s Dancing on Ice, Joe is now – not surprisingly – developing into a real-life action man! For having qualified as a pilot and taken up boxing and running, he has also competed in a celebrity edition of Total Wipeout, attempted to smash the most amount of martial arts throws in a minute on Guinness World Records Smashed and completed the Virgin London Marathon for Diabetes UK.

The Press Club Christmas Lunch will be held at thestudio in Cannon Street, Birmingham, on Tuesday, December 3.  Booking details to follow.

To book tickets for Sleeping Beauty at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton, log on to or call the Grand Theatre Box Office on 01902 42 92 12