Comedy talent from all over the country will be travelling to Morecambe on Saturday 12 March 2016 to take part in the first audition in the Search for a Comedy Star.
Acts will be lining up to pay homage to their comedy hero at The Jubilee Club in Morecambe were an eight year old Eric Bartholomew made his first paid stage appearance in 1934.
Eric later changed his surname to that of his home town and joined up with his friend Ernie to form the double act of Morecambe& Wise. They made their debut at the Liverpool Empire in 1941 and following a glittering show business career they were voted the greatest comedy double of the Century in 1999.
The winning act in the final of Search for a Comedy Star to be held at the Globe Arena, Morecambe on Thursday 23 April 2016 will appear on live on stage in The Morecambe and Wise 75th Anniversary Variety Show at Blackpool’s famous Opera House in July.
The Jubilee Club and the Globe Arena will both be part of the Morecambe & Wise Heritage Trail and will be awarded a special commemorative plaque created by sculptor Graham Ibbeson.