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Leye D’s Homecoming

14 October 2019

Leye D Johns, one of Blackpool’s most well-known comedians and showmen, is celebrating his 35th anniversary in the entertainment industry by returning home to Barrow for a special performance.

Leye is the joint owner of entertainment venue Viva Blackpool and is also the front man and host for a number of the venue’s most popular shows, including the Jersey Beats and The Viva Vegas Variety Show.

Born in Barrow and attending Parkview School, Leye started his entertainment career doing local amateur dramatics in the town, however Leye’s road to bigger shows and performances began when he was spotted while working as an entertainer in Tenerife. Local comedian George King asked him to perform at one Blackpool’s leading venues of the time, the Alabama Showboat and from there Leye’s career took off.

Since then Leye has been a host and comedian for some of the biggest venues in the UK and also toured Europe including being a comedy support act for international stars like the much loved Joe Longthorne.

Leye is returning to Barrow for a one night only, performing a comedy and variety show at the Forum Barrow. The show will be a mix of stand up from Leye, with Vegas style variety acts, including acrobatics, dance and music.

Leye said: “It has been a fantastic 35 years and it’s great to really mark it by coming back to my hometown with my Blackpool show. The night will be a mix of comedy, some incredible dance routines and some fantastic live music, with performances from some of our top artists at Viva Blackpool. So, if you want a few laughs, want to hear some great tunes and really enjoy a Vegas style variety show at its very best, then it would be great to see you there.”

The Viva Vegas Variety show will be for one night only on the 22nd May 2020, at the Forum in Barrow. Advance tickets are £23.50 including booking fee. For more details visit or by calling 01229 820000.

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