Jimmy Cricket

Jimmy Cricket performing on stage

Jimmy Cricket was one of the most popular comedians in Ireland and the UK in the 1970s, frequently appearing on TV and performing to sell-out crowds at his shows.

In 2015 he was awarded a papal knighthood by Pope Francis.

Here he is performing his Letter from Me Mammy on British television in the 1980s.

Jimmy Cricket jokes

‘I’ve got a black belt in cooking. Eat one of my chops and you’ll die.

I don’t get on with my landlady. I said to her: “Is that coffee I smell?”
She said: “It is and you do.”

My mother said I want you to wear a clean pair of socks every day.
When it got to Saturday, I couldn’t get my wellies on.

I told my mother I’d just been to the cemetery. She said: “Who’s dead?”
“They all are,” I said.

My landlady said I’m giving you two days to pay your rent.
I said, I’ll Christmas Day and Good Friday.

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