Now known as the man who blunders headlong into the dunce alarm on Stephen Fry’s QI, Alan Davies is one of our most gifted and – whisper it – intelligent comedians.
So it’s great that he’s back doing stand up – and even better news that he’s on his way to York later this year.
Following his critically acclaimed 2012 show Life Is Pain, Davies comes to the Barbican on Saturday, November 2.
As well as his role as a permanent panelist on the comedy game show QI, he is best known for playing the title role of Jonathan Creek, written by David Renwick, which won a BAFTA award for best drama. The show ran for 14 years and has been sold worldwide.
Davies also had a role in the British film Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging.
Described by the Guardian as “one of the best stand-up comics out there” he bagged himself the Edinburgh Festival Critics award for comedy in 1994. His 2002 show Auntie and Me, proved so popular that it ran for four months on London’s West End.
- Tickets for the Barbican show are on sale now, priced £25. For more information, see the York Barbican website