Chatty Alan is latest Halifax newcomer

Alan Carr photographed by John Wright
Alan Carr photographed by John Wright
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CHATTY Man Alan Carr is the latest big-name comedian to confirm a Halifax gig later this year.

The TV chat show star and Radio 2 presenter will play the Victoria Theatre on Monday August 8, when he will be tring out material in preparation for his forthcoming arena tour.

Tickets went on sale yesterday (£27.50 plus £1 theatre support fee).

Earlier this month it was confirmed that comedian Lee Evans would also play in Halifax as a warm-up event for his autumn tour.

Motormouth Evans will play at the Victoria Theatre on Friday, August 12. Tickets for this show have almost sold out.

The theatre is rapidly gaining a glowing reputation for attracting top comedians.

In addition to traditional entertainers such as Ken Dodd who regularly return to the venue, established acts such as Jimmy Carr, Dave Spikey, Ed Byrne and Lenny Henry have included the venue on their tours.

Michael McIntyre also used the Victoria audience to road-test gags before a major arena tour two years ago.

And another rising star – surreal funnyman Milton Jones – played to a full house in April, prompting his management to pencil in a return date for his Lion Whisperer tour in October.

Theatre marketing officer Emma Booth said of the Alan Carr announcement: “It’s great to have another much-in-demand comedian playing in Halifax as part of his pre-arena tour.”

Alan’s Spexy Beast Live 2011 arena tour starts in September in Brighton after a series of warm-up gigs across the country.

Alan Carr: Chatty Man is screened tomorrow evening on Channel 4 (10pm) when his guests will include The Kaiser Chiefs and Sir Bruce Forsyth.

For tickets to see Alan Carr in Halifax call the box office: 01422 351158 or book on line.

l Don’t miss The Guide, your free weekly eight-page entertainment pull-out, in tonight’s Courier.