|Talking with funny man Gary|
Laughter - the best medicine
Gary was born and grew up in Leeds although of Irish parentage - and all his family now live in Monaghan in Ireland, which he loves to visit. He told me that if he didn´t live here - where he has been for 14 years now, then that would definitely be the next place he´d move to. He tries to pop back 3 or 4 times a year.... I wonder if it´s anything to do with the fact that he can´t resist a pint of Guinness!
|On the Benidorm series last year - note the "KK" behind|
He has also made an appearance on the hugely popular Benidorm series - he was on last years Series 6 in Episode 3 telling jokes when swinger Donald walks in, followed by Martin and a group of lads on a stag do.... something which the resort is renowned for! Many will have noticed the "KK" on the window in the background and wondered where the bar was - well it´s the Klee Kafee in the Old Town, opposite the Rich Bitch Show Bar which was used for the "Tacky Jackie" sketch.... a tongue-in-cheek take on "Sticky Vicky"!
|At a charity fundraiser in Showboat|
Gary also regularly supports charity fundraising events - like many other performers giving up his time for free for worthy causes. "It´s always important to give back to the community" he told me... how true. But the apple of his eye is his adorable 16 month daughter - a real daddy´s girl I think.