BILLY Pearce will have his first quiet Christmas for years following the cancellation of this year’s Alhambra pantomime.

But he’ll be busy through the winter practising for his annual adult comedy tour which is due to go ahead as usual in spring.

Billy will be at St George’s Hall in Bradford on March 18 with the ever-popular show.

Yorkshire-born Billy Pearce emerged from the tough training grounds of the northern club circuit to become one of Britain’s most popular comedians.

He has been awarded ‘Services to Arts and Entertainment’ at the Yorkshire Awards, previously won by the Kaiser Chiefs and Alan Ayckbourn, and also the ‘Pride of Yorkshire’ award in 2018.

In 2019 Billy celebrated his 21st pantomime at the Alhambra Theatre

A spokesman said: “Billy loves performing his adult show and is looking forward to performing again at the beautiful St George’s Hall and having a ‘right good laugh!’”

Billy, who was born in Leeds, originally emerged from the fertile talent fields of Butlins in the mid-1980s.

He first came to national prominence when he appeared in Central TV’s top talent show New Faces, winning his heat and qualifying for the final.

He went on to win just about every comedy award going, including a British Comedy Award, Solo Comedian of the Year and Best Television Comedy Newcomer at the London Palladium.

He has recently appeared in the musical Stand-up with Lionel Blair. He went on to tour in comedy play Seriously Dead.Let’s play the game songs

Visit or call 01274 432000 to book for An Adult Evening With Billy Pearce.