A COMEDIAN has returned to his roots and is launching a new comedy night in Northwich town centre.

Barnton man Kevin Dewsbury is presenting his first night of stand-up at the Harlequin Theatre on Saturday, January 26.

The 34-year-old will MC ‘Ha Ha at the Harlequin Theatre’, which will feature Jason Cook, writer and star of BBC sitcom Hebburn, as its headline act supported by Mike Newall and Adam Staunton.

Kevin, a former Sir John Deane’s College and St Nicholas Catholic High School student, moved to London and London’s Central School of Speech and Drama before turning to comedy.

He has performed across the UK and overseas, been the support act for comedians Tim Vine and Lucy Porter and has been planning a comedy night in his home town since he rerturned four years ago.

He said: “I thought the Harlequin Theatre would be great as a comedy room, it’s a great space.

“It holds about 100 people so it would be a nice intimate comedy club.

“It’s an opportunity for people to see comedians up close and personal and there’s nothing greater than live comedy if you want a laugh.”

The show, for over 15s only, starts at 8.30pm, with doors opening at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £9 or £6 concessions, are available from harlequinplayers.co.uk.