Much-loved dunderhead 
hits road after huge success

Alan Davies

Alan Davies

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Following the success of his spring tour earlier this year, Alan Davies is on the road again, this time taking in Brighton (Brighton Dome Concert Hall, Saturday, December 6, 8pm),

Spokesman Chris Challis said: “His previous show, Life Is Pain – his first UK tour in over a decade – was critically acclaimed in Australia, New Zealand and across the UK and was extended twice running for almost 18 months culminating in the release of a DVD of the show filmed at London’s iconic Apollo Hammersmith.

“Alan – probably best known as the much-loved resident dunderhead on QI or the star of iconic television series Jonathan Creek – began his career in stand-up comedy in 1988 and was runner-up in the City Limits New Act of the Year contest 1989. He was named Time Out Best Young Comic in 1991 and made his network television debut on Tonight with Jonathan Ross in 1992. In 1993 two appearances on C4’s Viva Cabaret led to a nomination for a British Comedy Award as Best Newcomer.

“In 1994 he won an Edinburgh Festival Critics Award for Comedy and a Perrier Award Nomination and the show was released on VHS as Live At The Lyric. The following year he appeared at the Montreal, Melbourne and Auckland Comedy Festivals and was nominated for a British Comedy Award as Best Stand-Up Comedian. In 1996 he took the eponymous role of Jonathan Creek, written by David Renwick. The show continues to attract huge audiences and has won numerous awards, including a BAFTA for Best Drama and a National TV Award. His 1998 show, Urban Trauma ran at the Duchess Theatre before touring the UK and was recorded for a DVD and shown on BBC1 with a documentary series about the tour, Stand-Up with Alan Davies.

“In 2010 he took the lead role of chef Roland White in the BBC2 sitcom Whites and in 2011 Alan co-wrote and starred in a short film for Sky One as part of their Little Crackers Christmas season before returning to Australia for a successful tour of QI Live followed by a sell-out tour of his new stand-up show, Life Is Pain. Alan starred in a new series of Jonathan Creek this Spring and is currently recording a new series of QI.”

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