Toby aims to have last laugh

Toby Foster, comedian, radio and TV presenter, and star of Phoenix Nights, who is bringing his Last Laugh comedy club nights to Scarborough Spa Theatre, staring November 24th. He is on stage in March 2013. Photo by Andrew Higgins 124631a    15/11/12
Toby Foster, comedian, radio and TV presenter, and star of Phoenix Nights, who is bringing his Last Laugh comedy club nights to Scarborough Spa Theatre, staring November 24th. He is on stage in March 2013. Photo by Andrew Higgins 124631a 15/11/12

Phoenix Nights star Toby Foster is hoping to have the last and longest laugh when he brings his comedy club to Scarborough.

Toby – he played Les, one half of the club’s resident band Les Alanos – is setting up the Last Laugh Comedy Club at the Spa on a series of dates from Saturday November 24 at 8pm.

Three comedians will perform at each session and first up are Debra Jane Appelby, Phil Walker, the son of Roy Walker, and Steve Royle.

“We put on the best stand-up comedians both from the UK and abroad,” said Toby – as jovial and down to earth a bloke as it’s been my pleasure to meet.

“You’ll have heard them on the radio and seen them on the telly but close and personal in a wonderful theatre is the best way to see stand-up comedy,” he said.

The other sessions are on Saturday January 26, February 23 and March 15 – the last one features Toby as the headliner.

Phoenix Nights was Toby’s first TV show. He now hosts a radio programme as well as runs the Last Laugh Comedy Club. He got into stand-up at the age of 25 when he was taken for a birthday night out at the Comedy Store in London.

“From that moment that’s all I wanted to do,” said Toby.

After the success of Peter Kay’s sitcom, Toby had a taste of performing on the London circuit but much prefers working from his South Yorkshire home where he lives with wife Nicky and daughters Maisie, nine, and Annabel, six.

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