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Simon Amstell announces intimate London shows

He'll take to EartH in Hackney for two very special shows.

Comedian Simon Amstell will be bringing the final What Is This? shows to London’s EartH in Hackney in May 2019.

Performing two evening sets on Friday 3 May 2019, Amstell has confirmed that these will be his only UK stand up shows this year.

The very special one-hour performances bring together the most introspective parts of What is This?, and a little of his previous show To Be Free. Both will be recorded for a yet-to-be-announced television special.

Simon Amstell promises a deeply revealing and funny exploration of beauty, intimacy, freedom, sex and love.

Amstell recently unveiled his feature film Benjamin to critical acclaim, the follow-up to his debut Carnage which is still available to view on BBC iPlayer.

 

His stand up comedy has received equally strong praise by the likes of The New York Times, The Guardian, The London Evening Standard and The Times.

Described as “highly literate” (The New York Times) with “sharply penetrating gags about love and happiness” (iNews), The Times dubbed What Is This? “an uplifting, effortlessly entertaining hour”.

Finding fame presenting Channel 4’s Popworld from 2000 until 2006, and Never Mind The Buzzcocks from 2006, Amstell completed his first UK stand up tour in 2008 following a string of appearances at Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

He has two British Comedy Awards to his name, a RTS Award, a Broadcast Award, a Chortle Award and a BAFTA nomination.

Simon Amstell will next perform two shows at EartH in Hackney:

3 May 2019 – EartH, London (18:30 & 21:00 shows)

Tickets for Simon Amstell’s EartH shows will be available from 10:00 on Thursday 28 March 2019 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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