A FLINTSHIRE man who overcame his own drink and drug addiction is set to take part in a night of 'sober comedy'.

James Hunt, from Hawarden, is best known for being the founder of Cafgas CIC and Nanny Biscuit.

Set up in honour of James' grandmothers Jean Simmons and Else Hunt, it works to combat loneliness by offering sociable Christmas dinners, free holistic therapies, DIY support and so much more.

James has recently taken to social media to open up about his addiction to drink and drugs, which he battled for 20 years.

To go hand-in-hand with this, James - who has now been sober for five years - has teamed up with the 'Well Funny' team to bring a one-of-a-kind experience to Deeside.

The 'Sober Curious' live comedy gig will take place at the Deeside Comedy Club in Sandycroft on March 1.

A sober night of quality laughter awaits with Jack Miller, Mike Carter, Amy Eggeling, Tommy Morley, Alex Murray and Jimmy Shirley all set to have the audience in stitches.

And James himself will also be taking to the stage to talk about his experiences for the first time in person and maybe even make a joke or two!

Speaking to the Leader, he said: "We want to show people that you can still have a lot of fun when you're sober. 

"This one is for anyone who is sober curious or anyone who wants to help support a friend who doesn't drink and wants to enjoy a great laugh on the night."


James added: "I was drug and alcohol dependent for 20 years and it completely ruined my life. But, I've been sober for five years now and have achieved so much through working within the local community with Nanny Biscuit.

"I've been living under this dark umbrella of shame but now I'm trying to inspire people.

"I'll be taking part in the comedy gig, taking to the stage to try and make people laugh. I've never done anything like that before but I'm quite good at making people laugh in a normal setting.

"I'm also going to be talking about my battle with addiction in public for the first time that night.

"We've got an amazing line-up of acts planned so it's going to be an amazing night. Big thanks to our sponsors Full Circle and Bepo for helping us make this possible."

To purchase a ticket for the event, click here.

As mentioned, it will be taking place at the Deeside Comedy Club in Sandycroft Community Centre (CH5 2PD).

Tickets cost £10 and doors will open from 7pm that night with the show set to start at 7.30pm.