Comedian and TV favourite Ed Byrne is coming to Lancashire on tour
Written by Skywave Radio News on October 16, 2021
Comedian and TV panellist Ed Byrne will head to play to play FIVE gigs in Lancashire as part of his nationwide If I’m Honest.. Tour.
The Irish funnyman, who has been on the comedy circuit for 25 years, will take in cities across the country and beyond, including legs in Scandinavia, Australia and new Zealand.
But before he head off abroad, Ed will take in gigs at Lowther Pavilion in Lytham St Annes on November 3, Chorley Little Theatre on November 4 and then he will return to the region in the New Year, to play The Grand in Lancaster on January 26 and Blackpool‘s Grand Theatre on February 18.
Ed will then complete his mini tour of Lancashire eight months after he first started at King George’s Hall in Blackburn on June 8 and finally Marine Hall in Fleetwood on July 9, which is his whopping tour’s penultimate date.
Famed for sitting as a regular on the panel for Mock the Week, Ed has also dabbled in presenting two travel shows with fellow comedian Dara O’Briain, Dara & Ed’s Big Adventure and Dara & Ed’s Road To Mandalay.
Popular for his whit and charm, audiences can expect observational story-telling and self-deprecating humour.
The 49-year-old’s latest tour also explores a number of more serious, controversial and current topics but he he always conscious of keeping his jokes varied and suited to all. In his own way, of course.
Ed said: “I did stuff about Trump and the Pizzagate right wing conspiracy,’ he says, ‘and a couple of the reviewers said, “Oh, I would have liked to have watched a whole show of this”.
“And I think, ‘well you might have, but the average person who comes to see me would not like to see that’. I like to make a point or get something off my chest, or perhaps I’m talking about something that’s been on my mind, but the majority of stuff is just to get laughs.”
Ed addresses his irritation at reaching middle age and his set can also turn a little dark, but the comic is confident it also has some triumphant moments
“I thought I was being quite upbeat talking about the small victories,’ he added.
“You know, finding positivity in being able to spot when a cramp was about to happen in your leg and dealing with it before it does. I was very happy with myself about that.
“You see comics who are my age and older but are still retaining a level of “cool” and drawing a young crowd. I can’t deny that I’m quite envious of that. But there’s also something very satisfying about your audience growing old with you”.
Ed has had to wait 18 months to go back out on tour because of the pandemic and was forced to reschedule dates – and he’s missed it.
“I’ve missed doing stand-up the most during this lockdown. No-one told me ‘you’re not going to be touring for 18 months’ or I would have planned it better”.
Along with the Lancashire dates, Ed will also play at the sands Castle in Carlisle on February 24, 2022 and the Brewery Arts Centre in Kendal the following day on February 25.
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