Voted the UK’s best live comic of 2016, Jeff Innocent has been described as an “extremely talented cockney philosopher”, and I’d tend to agree.
His self-deprecating lessons are best taken when you want to feel good about yourself, while at the same time feeling bad about the state of the world, as with age inevitably comes wisdom.
Performing at ARC in Stockton on Friday 14th December as part of an extensive UK run, the comedian has appeared on countless television and radio programmes such as Later with Jools Holland and The National Lottery Show.
As is often the case, comedy wasn’t his first calling as he began life working in London as a window dresser and moonlighting in nightclubs playing Jamaican music. If this doesn’t inspire you to see him, then perhaps the fact that a BA and an MA in History & Philosophy eventually led him to the ultimate conclusion: life is always better with laughter.
Support on the night is provided by Ant Campbell, a Liverpudlian with an Everton FC fanship that has brought him nothing but misery, no doubt exacerbated that Back to the Future 3 (his favourite guilty pleasure) was crushed by critics.
Tickets, priced at £15.00 in advance, are available from arconline.co.uk.