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FOR WELL-KNOWN co­me­dian is mak­ing a ‘wel­come’ re­turn to a Bucks com­edy club this month.

This month’s Che­sham Com­edy Club on Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 27 will see the re­turn of Arthur Smith, who last played at the club at Che­sham United Foot­ball Club in Amy Lane in Novem­ber 2013.

Arthur has been a regular at the Ed­in­burgh Fringe since 1977 and he is still com­per­ing the long-run­ning Hack­ney Em­pire New Act of the Year com­pe­ti­tion fi­nal.

He took over as nar­ra­tor of the tele­vi­sion se­ries A Life of Grime af­ter the death of John Peel and he was one of the Grumpy Old Men in the tele­vi­sion se­ries of that name. He also ap­peared in an episode of Red Dwarf.

He is a ra­dio pre­sen­ter on BBC Ra­dio 4 pro­grammes as Ex­cess Bag­gage and Loose Ends and he also hosts Arthur Smith’s Com­edy Club on BBC Ra­dio 4 Ex­tra.

One of the or­gan­is­ers Mark Rann said: “Arthur en­joyed him­self so much at his last ap­pear­ance that he was only too pleased to come back. He’s a true leg­end on the Bri­tish com­edy cir­cuit, and we are very much look­ing for­ward to his re­turn.”

Join­ing Arthur on the bill is com­père Jar­lath Re­gan, who is a regular head­liner and com­père on the com­edy cir­cuit. Jar­lath has also made a string of tele­vi­sion ap­pear­ances on shows such as Rus­sell Howard’s Good News and is the au­thor of popular pod­cast An Ir­ish­man Abroad.

Also on the bill is Pres­i­dent Obonjo Obonjo, a self-pro­claimed dic­ta­tor of the peo­ple’s Repub­lic of Lafta!

Com­plet­ing the line-up is David Jor­dan. With his en­ter­tain­ing brand of mu­si­cal com­edy, David was a big hit at his last Che­sham Com­edy Club ap­pear­ance and went down a storm at the in­au­gu­ral BURYFields fes­ti­val.

Mr Rann added: “All in all, Fe­bru­ary 27 has the po­ten­tial to be one of our best ever line-ups. The show is bound to sell out quickly.”

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