As comedians go, Bill Bailey is somewhat of a veteran on the stand-up circuit – he’s seen it all. And the comedian, whose talents know no bounds, returns to Newcastle with his ‘Larks in Transit’ show in the New Year.
Over the years, Bill Bailey has had success across the entertainment industry and has become famous for his obscure comedy which incorporates his endless talents as a musician to create hilarious songs and musical parodies.
Away from the stage, he has made guest appearances on shows such as ‘Have I Got News for You’, ‘Room 101’ and in 2002 became a long-term team captain on indie quiz show, ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ where he was an immediate success due to his odd but brilliantly funny sense of humour.
Bailey has been touring the comedy scene since the 80s, with 7 tour DVDs to his name since 2001. The titles – as wild and mad as his comedy – include ‘Part Troll’ (2004) ‘Cosmic Jam’ (2005) and ‘Dandelion Mind’ (2010).
In comparison to his previous tours, ‘Larks in Transit’ seems like a pretty tame title. And this could be down to the show being made up of twenty years’ worth of touring tales bringing together discussions on politics, philosophy and how the world has changed over the years. 2017 alone has been a bit of a wild year, so there’s no doubt that this will be a wild show, to say the least.
Fans of Bailey are in for a treat when he returns to Newcastle in 2018 and must be warned that if he can handle Donny Tourette on ‘Buzzcocks’, then he can handle a very Northern crowd.
Bill Bailey will perform at City Hall, Newcastle on Saturday 3rd February. Tickets, priced at £31.50 in advance, are available from theatreroyal.co.uk. For telephone bookings and enquiries, please call the venue on 08448 11 21 21.