Well... the start of my new tour is almost upon us. It's certainly almost upon me. Obviously, I hope it'll be upon some of you too.
I'm delighted to announce that I'll be supported on the tour by the fantastic Jay Foreman (not pictured).
And it's not just because of all the comics on the circuit he's the one whose name most sounds like my own. It's because he's ace.
For five months earlier this year I hosted Dave Gorman's Screen Guild at Hoxton Hall. It allowed me to develop all the material that's in this show as well as giving me an opportunity to introduce an audience to my favourite acts. Jay is definitely one of them. He did one of the Hoxton gigs and went down a storm. It was obvious to me then that his material was the perfect compliment to mine and when I saw his Edinburgh show this year - definitely one of my favourites - I knew I wanted to get him on this tour. I can't tell you how chuffed I am that he's agreed to get involved.
Oh all right, I can tell you. Very. I'm very chuffed.
You can find out more about Jay at his website website
But trust me. He's fab.
The tour kicks off in Norwich on September 26th and I think the first few nights are sold out. I think the first night you can still get tickets for is Portsmouth on October 5th. (I know this won't mean anything to you unless you've read my latest book, but I was surprised this week to get an email from 'Steve' (the star of Chapter 26) telling me he's not coming to the show in Portsmouth. That a man who punched me felt the need to announce his non-attendance is, um... well, interesting to say the least!)
From there the show travels to Reading, Salisbury, Aldershot, Bedford, Derby, Sheffield, Bradford, Newcastle, Cardiff, Salford, Liverpool, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Nottingham, Cambridge, Southend, Dorking, Brighton, Milton Keynes, Guildford, Bournemouth, Dublin, Birmingham, Oxford, York, Middlesbrough, Bristol, High Wycombe, Tunbridge Wells, Watford, Cheltenham, Wolverhampton, Leicester, London, Coventry, Carlisle, Preston, Perth... and finally Belfast on November 30. Phew.
I hope the show is coming somewhere near you and that you can get along... and if it isn't... well, that's because somewhere-near-you didn't book it!
You can get all the details on the tour from the live dates page of my site.