STAND-UP comedian Dave Johns, unlikely star of Ken Loach's film I, Daniel Blake, presents his reflective show, I, Fillum Star, at Selby Town Hall on Saturday night at 8pm.

John charts his journey from little-known club comic to international, award-winning lead actor on the silver screen, as he recalls how he was plucked from obscurity at the age of 60 to front Leach's BAFTA and Palme d’Or award-winning socio-political drama.

I, Daniel Blake became a beacon for social realism and, for Dave Johns, a rollercoaster ride of red carpet surrealism, prompting him to tell the heart-warming, uplifting, improbable tale of a former bricklayer from Byker who cannot quite believe his new-found fame.

From Cannes to the BAFTAs, chatting to Woody Allen in a lift and accepting awards alongside Hollywood’s greatest, Johns was there, wide-eyed, through it all.

"This is a fantastic feel-good show," says Selby Town Council arts officer Chris Jones. "For any fans of Ken Loach’s work, it’s a must-see and a great opportunity to meet one of the new stars of British cinema, but it’s also a story worthy of a film in its own right: a beautifully warm and engaging tale that reminds us that it’s never too late for our lives to change for the better."

Tickets are on sale at £14 on 01757 708449 or at or £16 on the door from 7.30pm.