Comedy headliner Ed Byrne is to take his latest show to Aberdeen’s Music Hall next February as part of a national UK tour – confirming the city venue’s place at the heart of the comedy circuit.
For in addition to stand-ups Milton Jones and Dylan Moran wowed their audiences last week, comedians lining up to play the Music Hall stage include Al Murray, Reginald D Hunter, Bill Bailey, Ruby Wax, Paul Merton, Stewart Francis, Paddy McGuiness and David Sedaris.
“We are thrilled to have so many legendary laughter-makers heading to the Music Hall” says Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers.
“It is a pleasure to welcome Ed Byrne back to the city with his new show, Outside, Looking In, and we are confident his huge legion of fans will be delighted to get the chance to see him perform live in such an intimate setting.”
Tickets for the Friday, February 26 show go on sale to APA Friends tomorrow (Tuesday) and to the general public the following day online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty's Theatre.
With a stand-up career which began during his college years at Strathclyde University, when he was often called on to MC events, Ed started up a small comedy club in Glasgow before moving to London.
During his 20 years in comedy, he has enjoyed huge critical and popular success in the UK and overseas; has performed hit tours; sold out many runs at the Edinburgh Fringe; had a successful two-week run in the West End and appeared on radio, television, the stage and the big screen.
Ed has become a regular fixture on television and radio and has frequently appeared on panel shows like Mock the Week, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and Have I Got News for You, as well as making several memorable appearances on The Graham Norton Show.
Recently he has been involved in more factual television work, including an appearance in the second episode of Three Men Go to Scotland,
several segments of the BBC's Volcano Live, a segment on the BBC's Science Club and an episode of the BBC's Dangerous Roads,
which saw Ed and Andy Parsons drive across some of the world's coldest inhabited places in the name of entertainment.
Ed has also been in several films, including Round Ireland With A Fridge, Rat, Are You Ready For Love and Zemanovaload.