Tickets on sale for Simon Amstell's 2017 UK tour

Presale tickets go on sale for Simon Amstell's UK tour

Comic's fifth tour, 'What is This?', to hit 28 venues through Sep–Nov

Off the back of a series of successful international dates, Simon Amstell has announced his fifth UK stand-up tour. Taking place from September to November, the comic's latest is a massive run of dates taking him all over the UK. As well as book-ending the tour at London's Leicester Square Theatre and Shepherd's Bush Empire respectively, he's also stopping off at 28 other venues across England and Ireland.

Amstell is best known for being the uber acerbic host of Popworld, notorious for often pushing the line as far as possible – occasionally too far (rumours run rampant that he once made Britney Spears cry during an interview). He had a successful run as the host of Never Mind the Buzzcocks from 2006-2008 where his presenting style remained just as sharp (anyone remember when Preston walked off in protest?).

A more mature – but no less funny – side of Amstell came to the fore in Grandma's House, which he directed and starred in: a poignant, funny sitcom about Jewish family life, starring Linda Bassett and Rebecca Front.

More recently, he has been focusing on his stand up career in a succession of critically-acclaimed tours that really show off his self-deprecating humour. Unafraid to delve into the deeply personal, he routinely takes on topics such as love, sexuality and is-he-serious self-hatred.

Simon Amstell tour dates 2017:
Fri 22–Thu 28 Sep – Leicester Square Theatre, London
Fri 6 Oct – Harrogate Theatre
Sun 8 Oct – Richmond Theatre, London
Fri 13 Oct – Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
Sat 14 Oct – Norwich Playhouse
Wed 18 Oct – Loughborough Town Hall
Wed 25 Oct – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
Thu 26 Oct – Sheffield Memorial Hall
Fri 27 Oct – Nottingham Playhouse
Sun 29 Oct – The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Wed 1 Nov – Durham Gala Theatre
Thu 2 Nov – Epstein Theatre, Liverpool
Sat 4 Nov – G Live, Guildford
Sun 5 Nov – Palace Theatre, Southend
Wed 8 Nov – Bath Komedia
Thu 9 Nov – Exeter Corn Exchange
Fri 10 Nov – Colston Hall, Bristol
Sat 11 Nov – The Stables, Milton Keynes
Sun 12 Nov – The Lowry, Salford Quays
Wed 15 Nov – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Thu 16 Nov – Cambridge Junction, Cambridge
Fri 17 Nov – Royal and Derngate, Northampton
Sat 18 Nov – Reading Concert Hall
Sun 19 Nov – Brighton Dome
Wed 22 Nov – Cheltenham Town Hall
Tue 28 Nov – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Wed 29 Nov – O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London

Presale tickets go on sale Tue 28 Feb at 10am; general tickets go on sale Thu 2 Mar at 10am.

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