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By Alan Davies
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Comedian Frank Skinner will be visiting Hertfordshire with his new tour, Man In A Suit, in May.
Following his sold-out London run, stand-up comedian Skinner will take to the road for the first time since his sell-out nationwide tour in 2007.
Skinner’s first live show in six years is coming to Watford Colosseum on Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31.
Tickets for the Watford dates went on sale to Priority members today (Thursday). They go on general sale tomorrow (Friday, January 17).
Tickets cost £28.50, with a £1.50 per ticket booking fee, capped at six per order.
Visit www.watfordcolosseum.co.uk for more information and to book online 24 hours a day.
Tickets can also be purchased by calling 0845 075 3993, or visiting the Watford Colosseum ticket office.
Frank Skinner is the host of BBC One’s Room 101, which returns for a new series at 8.30pm on January 24, and the Sony Award-winning Absolute Radio show.
His radio show has more than 600,000 listeners every Saturday morning and more than 13 million downloads as a podcast, with 2.8 million in 2013 alone, making it both Absolute and commercial radio’s most successful podcast.
Frank recently hosted Portrait Artist of the Year with Joan Bakewell on Sky Arts.
His live stand-up career began in 1987 when he spent £400 of his last £435 booking a room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Four years later, in 1991, he returned to the city and beat fellow nominees Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard to take home comedy’s most prestigious prize, The Perrier Award.
He last toured the UK in 2007 with the twice-extended Frank Skinner Live, which included three homecoming gigs at Birmingham’s NIA.
As a television and radio performer, Frank has hosted three series of Frank Skinner’s Opinionated for BBC Two, wrote and starred in two series of the critically-acclaimed comedy drama series Don’t Start for BBC Radio 4 and created The Frank Skinner Show on ITV, which is widely credited as setting the tone for the modern comedic chat show.
He has also twice hosted Have I Got News for You, presented a documentary investigating the life of George Formby and authored a Panorama special on taste and decency.
With David Baddiel, Frank Skinner created and presented Fantasy Football and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned.
Alongside The Lightning Seeds, the pair scored number one hits with the football anthem Three Lions.
As an author, Frank Skinner published Dispatches from the Sofa, a collection of columns he wrote for The Times newspaper over a two-year period.
He has also written two autobiographies, the first of which, Frank Skinner, was the top selling autobiography of 2002, spending 46 weeks in The Sunday Times Bestseller List.
The second, Frank Skinner On The Road, chronicled his 2007, sell-out return to stand-up.