Stand-up heaven as two top comedians book Aberdeen

Stand-up heaven as two top comedians book Aberdeen

Two famed mouthy and brutally honest stand-up comedians are heading Aberdeen’s way this autumn as part of national tours.

Welsh comedy sensation Rhod Gilbert will be at Aberdeen Music Hall on Sunday, September 2, with his new live show The Man with the Flaming Battenberg Tattoo.

Award-winning comic Andi Osho is to make her city debut at the Lemon Tree Lounge on Sunday, November 4, with her fierce dissection of the perils and pitfalls of dating in the hilarious All the Single Ladies.

Tickets for both comedy gigs go on sale to APA Friends tomorrow (Wednesday) and to the general public this Friday (March 2) online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

“There are two famously funny people and we know from experience that Aberdeen audiences love a laugh” said Aberdeen Performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers.

“So these are matches made in comedy heaven – and I know fans will be queuing for tickets to the two big nights when they go on sale this week.”

One of the UK's leading comedy talents, Rhod is a television regular; hosting his own series for BBC 1 called Ask Rhod Gilbert and appearing frequently on Live At The Apollo, 8 out of 10 Cats and Would I Lie To You? as well as headlining Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, hosting Have I Got News For You and Never Mind The Buzzcocks and appearing on The Royal Variety Performance.

Rhod has also written and recorded two series of Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience for BBC2, trying his hand at all manner of ordinary day jobs - from being a binman in Barry to Butler to a Lord and a Tattoo Artist. He starred in BBC 2’s World's Most Dangerous Roads, embarking on a treacherous (and frequently hilarious) adventure through Nepal with fellow comedian and partner in crime Greg Davies.

Andi has made a big splash on the comedy scene, with much talked about appearances on Mock The Week, Tonightly and most recently Ch4’s new topical show, Stand Up For The Week. She has also guested on Ask Rhod Gilbert

The London-born British comedian and actress previously worked in television production – turning to acting in 2003 and going into stand-up comedy three years later.

Last year, Andi took part in BBC 1’s Let's Dance For Comic Relief, performing a dance routine to Michael Jackson's Bad.

She is the only person to have won more than one episode of Celebrity Mastermind. Last year, she won the Comic Relief episode with The Matrix trilogy as her specialist subject and then last month, she took part in a regular episode choosing host John Humphrys as her specialist subject.

Posted on Monday 27 February

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