Chris Rock kicks off his tour in Manchester

The Total Blackout turn runs throughout January 2018.

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Comedian and actor Chris Rock kicked off his Total Blackout tour with a live show at the Manchester Arena last night.

The gala event welcomed celebrities such as former Hollyoaks actress Jorgie Porter and Coronation Street’s Brooke Vincent. Other notable names include Geordie Shore star Gaz Beadle.

The stand-up comedy show has already drawn positive reviews, with the Telegraph claiming it’s “as ferociously funny as ever… he’s on rip-roaring form.”

In their four star review, the Manchester Evening News claimed “the gig was another example of why Rock is one the world’s comedy legends”.

Brooklyn, New York raised comedian Chris Rock, renowned for his quick-fire and often outrageous joke delivery such as 1999’s Bigger and Blacker, will continue his tour across the UK, ending with two nights at London’s O2.

With an award winning career spanning three decades, Chris Rock celebrates accolades in comedy, acting, directing, writing and producing. He is set to appear alongside Adam Sandler in production of Netflix’s original movie, The Week Of. He will also executive produce BET’s newest late-night talk show, The Rundown with Robin Thede.

Here are those UK dates:

12 January – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
13 January – Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth
14 January – First Direct Arena, Leeds
23 January – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
24 January – SECC Hydro, Glasgow
25 January – Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham
26 January – The SSE Arena Wembley, London
27 January – The O2, London
28 January – The O2, London

Remaining tickets for his UK tour dates are on sale now through