TOM Binns will bring two of his popular comic creations to Otley next month.

The multi-award winning comedian, actor, presenter and writer will present Ivan Brackenbury supports Tom Binns: The Psychic Comedium on Friday, January 17.

Ivan Brackenbury is Binns’ ‘hospital radio DJ’ who has proven a hit with stand-up audiences and viewers of Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown - where he ‘helps’ in dictionary corner.

The comic’s allegedly psychic character Ian D Montfort, meanwhile, has also attracted rave reviews around the world

D Montfort has starred in his own BBC Radio 2 series, Ian D Montfort is: Unbelievable, and a critically acclaimed BBC One series, Hospital People, along with the hit British comedy film Eaten by Lions.

Binns apparently has also started to believe he may have genuine psychic ability, which is the subject of his new show The Psychic Comedium.

Tongue firmly in cheek, he said: “I’ve discovered I have psychic abilities that are at least as strong as anyone who has ever claimed to be a psychic.

“If not, stronger.”

His performances see him making shocking revelations about his audience but he happily acknowledges that the public must decide whether he is gifted or deluded.

His Otley show starts at 7.30pm and tickets cost £13.

They can be booked by visiting, calling (01943) 467466 or popping into the Courthouse on Courthouse Street, Otley.

Music fans, meanwhile, can look forward to seeing Welsh singer-songwriter Martyn Joseph in action at the venue on Saturday, January 25.

Joseph won a Wales Folk Award in April, 2019 for Here Come The Young - the title track of his most recent album.

In 2018 he was honoured with a Spirit of Folk Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas, USA and he also received Fatea magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award in the UK.

Renowned for his ability to speak to the heart of the listener with poignant lyrics, passionate music and a show-stopping voice, he has been compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews.

His career to date spans 30 years, 32 albums, more than half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.

Tickets for his Otley Courthouse show, which starts at 8pm, cost £17.