PHILL JUPITUS announces Spring 2013 Tour Dates

You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here…

With a sold out run and critical acclaim across the board, star of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Phill Jupitus, took Edinburgh by storm last year with his latest show, "You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here...". Now in 2013, Phill is pleased to announce he’ll be touring the show across 25 UK venues and festivals this Spring.

Based on the character based comedy show which he took to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2012 "You're Probably Wondering Why I've Asked You Here..." is a three-part performance unlike anything you have seen before. Phill Jupitus plays the part of three extraordinary characters and with the help of an inquisitive audience, we find out more about them.

The Late Vernon Herschel Harley is a legend of stage and screen who died at the age of 114 just last Thursday. He has worked with everybody in theatre and cinema and describes himself as "Quite lively for a dead chap." and "An annecdote Gatling gun."

The Late Kurt Schiffer was the 'Korvettenkapitan' of the U42B out of Hamburg part of the German Navy's 'Wolf Packs', which were the scourge of the Atlantic shipping lanes. He died in 1944.

The Late Phill Jupitus died on June 24th 2052 on the eve of his 90th birthday.

Leave your preconceptions at the door but don't forget to bring your curiosity.

Phill became a familiar face when he became team captain on BBC’2 Pop quiz Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Twenty three series’ later Phill is the last man standing from the original line-up, his infectious giggle, quick remarks and cheery sarcasm proving a hit with audiences

Aside from Never Mind the Buzzcocks and his live stand up shows, Phill currently appears as a regular guest on QI (BBC2). While on BBC Radio 4 Phill is a regular member of the award winning News Quiz in addition to numerous presenting work on such shows as Phill Jupitus’ Comic Strips and The Man Who Bought Hendrix’s Stage.

In the Autumn of 2009 Phill graced the West End stage in the hit musical Hairspray playing Edna Turnblad receiving critical acclaim for his performance. In 2011 Jupitus played King Arthur in the UK and Irish tour of Spamalot and in his most recent stage role he starred in ‘Big Society’ for 19 nights at the Leeds City Varieties.

The summer of 2010 saw the book release of the ex-host of BBC 6’s Music critically acclaimed breakfast show,Good Morning Nantwich – Adventures In Breakfast Radio, where not only does Phill discover the answer but finds out what really makes the listening nation tick first thing in the morning.

You’re Probably Wondering Why I’ve Asked You Here…

“Jupitus is undoubtedly an excellent improviser and there is a great deal of pleasure to be had from watching his quick wit at work” – Broadway Baby

Friday 29th March Glasgow Citizens Theatre
0844 395 4005,

Saturday 20th April Farnham Farnham Maltings

Wednesday 1st May Norwich Playhouse
01603 598598,

Friday 3rd May Exeter Barnfield
01392 270891,

Saturday 4th May St Ives Guildhall
01736 798577,

Sunday 5th May Mylor Sessions
0845 094 1362,

Monday 6th May Tiverton Comedy Hall, Tiverton Arts Centre
07931 151545,

Thursday 9th May Bath Komedia
0845 2938480,

Friday 10th May Monmouth Savoy
01600 713007,

Thursday 16th May Maidstone Hazlett
01622 758 611,

Saturday 18th May Burnley Mechanics

Sunday 19th May Lancaster Grand

Friday 24th May Worcester Huntington Hall
01905 611 427,

Saturday 25th May Hay Hay Festival

Saturday 1st June Andover The Lights
01264 368368,

Tuesday 4th June Coventry Warwick AC

Wednesday 5th June High  Wycombe   Swan Theatre
01494 512 000,

Thursday 6th June Wellingborough      Castle
01933 270 007,

Friday 7th June Hereford Courtyard
01432 340555,

Sunday 9th June Shanklin Shanklin Theatre

Thursday 13th June Hull Truck Theatre
01482 323638,

Friday 14th June Lincoln Performing Arts Centre
0844 888 4414,

Saturday 15th June  Durham Gala Theatre
0191 3324041,

Tuesday 18th June Bracknell South Hill Park    Wilde Theatre 

 Thursday 20th June Devizes Corn Exchange
TBC new number for 2013,

Saturday 22nd June Hertford HertfordTheatre

Tuesday 25th June Great Yarmouth     St.George’s Theatre
01493 331484,  

Saturday 6th July Colchester Arts Centre
01206 500900,

Friday 12th July Much Wenlock Edge Arts Centre
01952 728911,

Saturday 13th July Frome Merlin Theatre
01373 465949,