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As his sold out London residency draws to a close, legendary comedian Frank Skinner has confirmed he’ll be taking his show Showbiz back on tour across the UK later this year.
The new dates kick off in Leicester on Friday 3 April, taking in a total of 13 shows and ending with a hometown gig at Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre on Sunday 10 May 2020.
In the interview below, Frank explains the origins of the hit show and gives fans a taste of what they can expect.
Thrilling audiences with stories from his life and 30 plus years in stand up, Frank debuted the show with a sold out run at Edinburgh Fringe before taking the show on tour last autumn.
His Edinburgh run received rave reviews with Stephen Armstrong from The Sunday Times exclaiming: “Skinner is a master of everything from storytelling to quick one-liners… Shockingly good stand-up.“
Edinburgh Fringe holds a special place in the comedian’s heart. Frank first began his career at the festival in 1987, spending £400 of his last £435 booking a room to perform in.
Undeterred, Skinner made a triumphant return to the festival four years later where he beat fellow nominees Jack Dee and Eddie Izzard to take home the hugely prestigious The Perrier Award.
Since then, he has completed numerous stand-up tours selling out venues all across the UK. His last stand-up show, 2014’s Man In A Suit, sold out a five week residency at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and was later released on DVD.
The comedian is also a hugely popular broadcaster and currently presents The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio, attracting over one million listeners per week. Frank first announced details of his Showbiz tour during a non-stop ten-hour broadcast of the show to celebrate his ten year anniversary at the station.
Following the success of his residency London’s Garrick Theatre, the comedian has now confirmed he’ll be taking Showbiz back out on tour later this year.
3 April 2020 – DeMontfort Hall, Leicester
4 April 2020 – Dome, Brighton
5 April 2020 – Royal and Derngate, Northampton
8 April 2020 – Pavillions, Plymouth
12 April 2020 – The Lowry, Salford
13 April 2020 – Engine Shed, Lincoln
18 April 2020 – Grand, Blackpool
21 April 2020 – Victoria Theatre, Halifax
23 April 2020 – Empire, Liverpool
24 April 2020 – New Theatre, Peterborough
2 May 2020 – Lighthouse, Poole
3 May 2020 – Theatre Royal, Bath
10 May 2020 – Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
Tickets to see Frank Skinner live will be available from 10:00 on Friday 14 February 2020 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.