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Preview: Josh Widdicombe at Newcastle Tyne Theatre

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Josh Widdicombe: What Do I do
Newcastle Tyne Theatre & Opera House
Saturday 29th October 2016

Tyne Theatre & Opera House are thrilled to welcome the “undisputed king of the exasperated petty gripe” (Evening Standard), Josh Widdicombe to their stage on Saturday 29th October with his brand new show, What Do I Do Now…

Josh Widdicombe, that guy from the TV comedy shows with the curly hair, is back on the road with a brand new tour. Since he’s been away from stand up Josh has been working hard on other things but don’t worry in his spare time he has found a lot of minor things to get annoyed about, and now he has a chance to talk about them on stage (in the form of jokes). If you have seen him before live or on TV and enjoyed yourself then this is the show for you. If you didn’t like him then it probably isn’t.

Since he was last on tour Josh’s Channel 4 show The Last Leg has gone from strength to strength and been nominated for various awards including a British Comedy Award and a Broadcast Award, while finally winning one at the Royal Television Society Awards.

He has also been seen on BBC’s Insert Name Here, Mock the Week and QI, BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s BIG Show, Live at the Apollo and Have I Got News for You and ITV1’s The Jonathan Ross Show, amongst other stuff.

If it is only his voice you like then he is now the host of BBC5Live’s legendary Saturday morning sport show Fighting Talk and The Josh Widdicombe Show on Xfm. Most excitingly of all he has also written and starred in his own sitcom Josh which will be broadcast on BBC3 in autumn. To be honest, it is going to be a blessed relief to get back to the relaxing world of live stand up.

Josh Widdicombe is the latest comedian to be added to Tyne Theatre & Opera House’s ever-expanding, laughtastic comedy line-up, with recent weeks seeing new show announcements from Rich Hall, Jerry Sadowitz, Rob Beckett, and The Geordie Rat Pack (featuring Jason Cook and Steffen Peddie) to name but a few!

Theatre Director Joanne Johnson says: “I’m thrilled that we are able to continue to attract such big comedy names to Tyne Theatre & Opera House, which is exceptional considering we have only been operating the theatre under the new Tyne Theatre & Opera House Limited Company for just over 16 months now! We’ve cemented our status as the go-to theatre for comedy in Newcastle upon Tyne, and our beautiful yet intimate auditorium offers the perfect venue to enjoy these stand-up comedians.”

Tickets: £18 (plus booking fees when booking online and over the phone) Suitable for ages 14+
Tickets available now from
The Tyne Theatre & Opera House Box Office is open 10am-3:30pm Monday to Friday and event days
Booking and Information Line: 0844 2491 000 (10am – 6pm Monday to Friday)

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