Phoenix Nights (2001–2002)

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The Phoenix Club is a working men's club in the northern English town of Farnworth, Greater Manchester.

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Peter Kay ...
 Brian Potter / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Dave Spikey ...
 Jerry 'St. Clair' Dignan / ... (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Justin Moorhouse ...
 Young Kenny (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Paddy McGuinness ...
 Paddy (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Kenny Senior (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Janice Connolly ...
 Holy Mary (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Neil Fitzmaurice ...
 Ray Von (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Toby Foster ...
 Les (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Steve Edge ...
 Alan (12 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ted Robbins ...
 Den Perry (8 episodes, 2001-2002)
Beatrice Kelley ...
 Marion (6 episodes, 2001)
Enid Dunn ...
 Joyce (6 episodes, 2002)
Daniel Kitson ...
 Spencer (5 episodes, 2001-2002)
Julian Sua ...
 Ant (5 episodes, 2002)
Wai Kee Chan ...
 Dec (5 episodes, 2002)
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The Phoenix Club is a working men's club in the northern English town of Farnworth, Greater Manchester.

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Trivia

Nearly all the scenes throughout both series (including when the bouncers went to France) are filmed in or around Bolton. See more »

Quotes

[a group of students are causing trouble in the club]
Brian Potter: Right you lot out. Before I knock you out. Sling it go on, you aren't welcome. All of you leave.
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Brian Potter: Did you here that Kenny? You best make him a bed up.
Stu: I want my money back.
Brian Potter: I want to moonwalk son, but life's a shithouse. Out.
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19 July 2004 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Peter Kay / Dave Spikey are stand up comedians, very funny ones @ that along with Neil (shabba!) fitzpatrick, hopefully they are getting the reorganization for their work now. They draw a lot of comedy from real life things, which is why things like PN is so funny. (Fawty Towers, is another good example of such a thing).

I have a friend from up north (near Bolton) was shocked I knew about such working man clubs. Thing is, if your Irish, or of Irish origins, like me and used to go Irish clubs with parents, its really the same thing, and you can relate.

This show and the stand up comedy DVD's Peter / Dave have done, will have you laughing esp. the "bolton halls - mum needs a bungalow" one. They were clever in making the series as there is SO much scope with it, and hopefully more series will follow.

If you are a Brit abroad, or have watched a lot of UK TV, you would relate to many things , such as Jim "the" Bowen (super/smashing/great) being featured in it. Maybe other people would miss some of the jokes, but there is jokes in there everyone would get.

Some jokes are very subtle, and it's one you'd have to re-watch. Which is good, Naked gun, Aeroplane etc are the same in that respect. I think its like comedy I've watched from oversea's such as kids in the hall, red & green show etc. Although some of the jokes are localised, there are things in there to make you laugh.

If you like comedy which is based on real life , you'll like this. The cast is good, except the one who was the youth club dj.. he slated the show later after winning an award.. I don't find him as funny as a stand up comedian anyway, just thought it was a bit snipey TBH

DEN PERRY DID IT!!! =)


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