Monday, 22 July 2019 14:39

Ben Elton chats about his new tour

Ben Elton is preparing to tour for the first time in 15 years later this year. The stand-up comic’s run kicks off in Dublin on 27 September 2019 and is in Poole on Friday 8th November 2019.

Ben Elton exploded onto the British comedy scene as the host of the hugely successful Channel 4 show Saturday Live. The weekly live show ran from 1985-88 and featured stand-up performances and sketches from an array of Britain’s best-loved comedians including Harry Enfield, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Known for his hilarious perspective on modern life, the last time Elton toured the UK was in 2005/6 on his Get A Grip tour. Alongside his standup career, Elton has had huge success as an author, playwright, actor and director. The comic has written for television shows such as The Young Ones, Blackadder 2, Blackadder The Third, Blackadder Goes Forth, The Thin Blue Line, Mr Bean and more, as well a writing two feature films; 2000’s Maybe Baby and 2017’s Three Summers.

A highly respected author, Elton has published fifteen novels, six of which were UK No.1 bestsellers. Ben Elton is also widely known for his writing for the stage, and in particular, his work on the smash hit We Will Rock You based on the music of British rock legends Queen. A serial award winner, he has won three BAFTAs, two Laurence Olivier Awards and The Royal Television Society Writer’s Award. Elton’s new tour promises to be a belly laughter-filled night, as he tries to make sense of the current state of the world.

Speaking about the tour upon announcement, Ben said: “The last time I toured I was still smarter than my phone. Things have definitely taken a funny turn.”

Fri 8 Novmber 2019 at Poole Lighthouse

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