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JOSH WIDDICOMBE heads out on UK Spring tour

Off The Kerb Productions
JOSH WIDDICOMBE
Spring Tour 2012

“Excellent” - The Guardian
“Packed with quirky observations, bundled up in an assured performance” – Chortle
“Josh Widdicombe has the sort of gentle confidence, low-key charisma and one-for-all-the-family charm which could see him selling out enormous stadiums in a couple of years.”  - The Times

Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards Best Newcomer nominee 2011, Chortle Best Breakthrough Act nominee 2011 and recently announced as a new regular on Channel 4’s ‘Stand Up For The Week’, Josh Widdicombe is continuing to tour his highly successful 2011 show across the UK in Spring 2012. 
           
Josh opens the doors to how his upbringing in a tiny village in rural Devon didn’t prepare him for the realities of life and relationships. From his hankering to move to the bright lights but on the other hand terrified of the rest of the world, to struggling to adapt to his twenties, not knowing whether to embrace being an adult or hold on to his youth. This show is a hilarious insight into the daily foibles of one of comedy’s fastest rising stars with observations and dilemmas we can all relate to.

Since his first gig in January 2008 Josh has had a remarkable impact on the comedy circuit. In just three years he has been named Loaded Lafta Best Newcomer Nominee 2012, FHM Stand Up Hero 2010 (ITV4), Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year 2010, Chortle Best Breakthrough Act Nominee 2011, after just a handful of gigs made it to the final of the prestigious 'So You Think You're Funny' final at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2008 and most recently nominated as Best Newcomer by the Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards.
Now regarded as one of the best up-and-coming acts on the UK circuit Josh is in constant demand at clubs and theatres across Britain. Josh is fast establishing himself on the live circuit regularly supporting huge comic talent such as Stephen Merchant, Alan Carr, Kevin Bridges and Michael McIntyre.

Outside the realms of stand-up Josh has been busy taking part in Channel 4’s Stand Up For The Week, Show and Tell (E4), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4) BBC Radio 4’s Loose Ends, Arthur Smith’s Balham Bash, BBC Radio 5Live’s Fighting Talk, Absolute Radio’s Rock n’ Roll Football, Sky One’s Soccer AM, Edinburgh Fest Comedy Gala (BBC 3) and ITV4’s Mark Watson Kick’s Off.  Also an accomplished writer Josh has written regularly for Guardian Sports online plus TV show’s such as Mock The Week and 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Josh is also a regular on BBC's Radio Five Live's Back End Of Next Week.

‘This would be a terrific show, had Widdicombe been going for a decade. As a first show it is nothing short of phenomenal’ – The Scotsman (Edinburgh 2011)
‘One of the most individual, accomplished, hilarious and unforgettable hours... ’ – The Scotsman (Edinburgh 2011)

Tour Dates 2012

Saturday 28th January – ILFRACOMBE, Landmark Theatre (Double bill with Charlie Baker) 

Saturday 4th February - BARTON-UPON-HUMBER, Ropewalk 
01652 660 380, www.the-ropewalk.co.uk

Thursday 16th February – LEICESTER, The Little Theatre (Double bill with Seann Walsh) 
01162 551 302, www.thelittletheatre.net 

Friday 17th February - SKIPTON, Mart Theatre (Double bill with Seann Walsh) 

Wednesday 22nd February – LONDON, Soho Theatre 
0207 478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com 

Thursday 23rd February – LONDON, Soho Theatre 
0207 478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com 

Friday 24th February – LONDON, Soho Theatre 
0207 478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com 

Saturday 25th February – LONDON, Soho Theatre 
0207 478 0100, www.sohotheatre.com 

Thursday 1st March – WOLVERHAMPTON, Wulfrun Hall (Double bill with Seann Walsh) 
0870 320 7000, www.wolvescivic.co.uk

Friday 2nd March - BIRMINGHAM, The Glee Club 
0871 472 0400, www.glee.co.uk 

Wednesday 7th March – Cardiff, The Glee Club 
0871 472 0400, www.glee.co.uk 

Thursday 8th March – OXFORD, The Glee Club 
0871 472 0400, www.glee.co.uk 

Friday 9th March - WREXHAM, William Aston Hall (Double bill with Seann Walsh) 
01978 293 293 

Thursday 15th March – NOTTINGHAM, The Glee Club 
0871 472 0400, www.glee.co.uk 

Friday 16th March - CHIPPING NORTON, The Theatre 

Saturday 17th March – ANDOVER, The Lights (Double bill with Seann Walsh) 
01264 368 368, www.thelights.org.uk 

Tuesday 20th March – GLASGOW, The Stand 
0844 335 8879, www.thestand.co.uk 

Saturday 31st March - SALFORD QUAYS, Lowry 
0843 208 6000, www.thelowry.com 

Sunday 1st April - SALFORD QUAYS, Lowry 
0843 208 6000, www.thelowry.com 

Friday 13th April - GREAT TORRINGTON, The Plough Arts Centre (Double bill with Charlie Baker) 

Saturday 14th April – BOURNEMOUTH, FunnyBone (Double bill with Charlie Baker) 
01202 540 065, www.funnybone.co.uk 

Saturday 21st April – BRIDPORT, Arts Centre 
01308 424204, www.bridport-arts.com 

Friday 27th April - HARPENDEN, Public Halls (Double bill with Seann Walsh) 

Saturday 28th April – NORWICH, Playhouse (Double bill with Seann Walsh) 

Thursday 3rd May – SWINDON, Swindon Arts Centre (Double bill with Charlie Baker) 

Friday 11th May - BARROW-IN-FURNESS, The Forum (Double bill with Seann Walsh) 
01229 820 000, www.theforumbarrow.co.uk 

Saturday 12th May – ROCHDALE, Middleton Arena (Double bill with Seann Walsh) 
0871 230 0010, www.middletonarena.com 




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