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It was a gathering to celebrate a year of fun and frolics that Black Country comedy trio The Fizzogs have brought to the region.


Members Sue Hawkins, Jacky Fellows and Deb Nicholls brought loff's-a-plenty as they said thank you to their business supporters at a special event in The Old Glasshouse pub in Dudley.

Advertisers from Holdens Brewery, C & D Consultancy and Black Country Kitchens attended the afternoon, alongside the Mayor of Dudley Councillor Steve Waltho.

Deb Nicholls explained on Friday that it brought a positive outlook for the year ahead.

"It was a fantastic chance to network as well as say thank you to everyone who has helped us the past year," she said.

"It felt very positive and gave us a good outlook for all the things we have planned for the year ahead.

"Last year was a bit of a whirlwind, and we received so much support from everyone, especially the companies who got behind us in the way of advertising," she added.

In 2015 the group, who gained fame with their Dancing Grannies sketch, had a successful summer performing to rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sell-out audiences at a homecoming show at Wolverhampton's Grand Theatre.

Their winter pantomime, Freezin' - a Black Country spoof of the hit movie 'Frozen', has also gone on to tour the region alongside videos of their sketches going viral across the globe.

The trio were also immortalised in art by chairman of the Dudley Society of Artists, Keith Turley.

"We are planning to 'tour' the painting of us around the region too," added Deb.

"Keith gave us the painting as a present, and to save us from just sticking it in the office, we have decided to put it in different locations around the Black Country to surprise people - at the minute it is in the mayor's parlour.

"We also recently realised that our dancing grannies sketch has been viewed up to 118 million times on the web, with even more shares.

"It is crazy but as long as people are enjoying what we do then we'll be there to do it."

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