Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Comedian Billy Pearce Interview…
Leeds boy Billy Pearce shot to fame in the 1980’s. This multi Award winner has won just about every comedy award going from a British comedy award to Solo comedian of the year!
Billy was working as an apprentice cutting cast iron glass bottle moulds. He hated it, and then one fateful day, a man ran him over…
A motorbike accident nearly took his life. This accident changed his life.
His TV break came on Central’s ‘New Faces’, winning his heat and qualifying for the final.
His impact was immediate and he was quickly snapped up for stage and TV appearances, culminating with his first series for BBC television, ‘You Gotta Be Joking’.
In 1993, Billy was honoured to be chosen to host The Children’s Royal Variety Performance.
During the mid 1980’s and early 1990s, he appeared on TV shows such as Tonight at the London Palladium, Through the Keyhole, Blankety Blank, Talking Telephone Numbers, and You Bet.
Now in 2016 / 2017 he’s touring ‘Seriously Dead’ and about to Star in pantomime at the Bradford Alhambra.
Get full tour dates and Billy news HERE!
Enjoy an Exclusive interview with Alex & Billy via YouTube:
When variety fell out of fashion in the 1990s, with the rise of alternative comedy, Billy found a niche in family-friendly panto while keeping the razor-sharp wit needed to entertain adult-only audiences.
There are few stages upon which Billy has not appeared.
He’s broken Box Office records at a number of National Theatres including his Summer season at the Blackpool Grand Theatre.
His Christmas panto appearance at the Bradford Alhambra took a bank busting £1.3 Million.
Billy even trod the boards of Musical Theatre appearing alongside Jimmy Osmond in the smash hit musical ‘Boogie Nights’.
He followed this by having a stint as narrator in the ‘Rocky Horror Show’.
A fine actor, Billy has also appeared on numerous shows, including ITV’s ‘Heartbeat’ and the award winning BBC drama ‘The Street’.
Interview recorded by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 1st November 2016.