GREG DAVIES EXTENDS TOUR FOR A THIRD TIME WITH FOUR DATES AT LONDON’S SOUTHBANK CENTRE

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GREG DAVIES is set to extend his critically acclaimed, sell-out tour The Back of my Mum’s Head for the third time with four dates at London’s Southbank Centre, bringing the total number of shows to 75, including two sold-out dates at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. GREG will perform at the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre from 16th – 19th December 2013. Tickets for these extra dates go on general sale from 9.00am this Wednesday (27th March.)

GREG DAVIES first came to prominence as psychotic Head of Sixth Form, Mr Gilbert in The Inbetweeners (Channel 4), a role which he reprised in The Inbetweeners film (the highest grossing British comedy film of all time). Last year GREG starred as Ken in Cuckoo, a brand new series for BBC Three, which attracted over a million viewers on its first episode making it the channel’s most watched comedy launch ever. GREG is now writing and starring in a brand new sitcom Man Down, which will air this autumn on Channel 4 following a successful pilot last year.

GREG’S critically acclaimed, sell-out debut solo show Firing Cheeseballs At A Dog was nominated for the Edinburgh Comedy Award in 2010 and extended three times, taking the total number of dates up to a huge 115 shows. The show was subsequently released on DVD and Blu-ray™ in November 2011 by Universal Pictures (UK) Ltd entering the top 10 in the comedy DVD chart and nominated forBest DVD in the 2012 Chortle Awards.

GREG has also hosted and performed on Live at the Apollo (BBC One), headlined Dave’s One Night Stand (Dave), been a regular team captain on two series of Ask Rhod Gilbert (BBC One), hosted Never Mind The Buzzcocks (BBC Two) and appeared on the The Royal Variety Performance 2011 (ITV1). Further TV appearances include Have I Got News for You (BBC One), Would I Lie To You? (BBC ONE), 8 Out Of 10 Cats (Channel 4), Frank Skinner’s Opinionated (BBC Two), Mock The Week (BBC Two), The Graham Norton Show (BBC One) and driving through Nepal alongside RHOD GILBERT in World’s Most Dangerous Roads (BBC Two). GREG was nominated for Best Comedy Breakthrough Artist at the British Comedy Awards and The Times Breakthrough Award at the South Bank Show Awards.

GREG was also one third of Edinburgh Comedy Award 2006 and Barry Award 2007 nominated sketch group WE ARE KLANG, with fellow comedians STEVE HALL and MAREK LARWOOD. The trio have performed four critically-acclaimed sell-out Edinburgh shows and made their eponymous debut sitcom series of the same name and one-off entertainment special for BBC Three in 2010.
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What the press has said about… The Back of my Mum’s Head:
“one of this country’s best comedians”
The Times

“Greg Davies is undoubtedly one of the kingpins of British comedy”
Evening Standard

“a blisteringly funny onslaught of stories, soundscapes and foliage-based songs. Snap up tickets, you won’t regret it”
Time Out

_“uproarious night of anecdotes, told by a real pro, who rather than resting on his TV laurels is cementing his position of one of Britain’s finest storytelling comedians”
Chortle

For more information please contact: Hannah Wilkinson or Dan Lloyd on
Tel: 020 7598 7222 / Email: hannahw@avalonuk.com / danl@avalonuk.com

May
Sunday 19th Winchester Theatre Royal, 01962 840 440
Monday 20th Reading Concert Hall, 0118 960 6060
Tuesday 21st Bournemouth International Arts Centre, 0844 576 3000
Thursday 23rd Wycombe Swan, 01494 512 000
Friday 24th Salford Lowry, 0843 208 6010
Saturday 25th Salford Lowry, 0843 208 6010

November
Tuesday 12th Margate Winter Gardens, 01843 296 111
Wednesday 13th Ipswich Regent, 01473 433 100
Thursday 14th Cambridge Corn Exchange, 01223 357 851
Friday 15th Portsmouth Guildhall, 023 9282 4355
Monday 18th Nottingham Royal Centre, Concert Hall 0115 989 5555
Tuesday 19th Bridlington Spa, 01262 678 258
Thursday 21st Derby Assembly Rooms, 01332 255 800
Friday 22nd Warwick Arts Centre, Butterworth Hall, 024 7652 4524
Saturday 23rd Wolverhampton Civic Centre, 0870 320 7000
Sunday 24th Bristol Colston Hall, 0117 922 3686
Tuesday 26th Southend Cliffs Pavilion, 01702 351135
Wednesday 27th Cardiff St Davids, 029 2087 8444
Thursday 28th Hull City Hall, 01482 300 300
Friday 29th Newcastle City Hall, 0191 277 8030

December
Sunday 1st Birmingham Symphony Hall, 0121 345 0600
Monday 2nd Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, 0151 709 3789
Tuesday 3rd Sheffield City Hall, 0114 2 789 789
Monday 16th London Southbank Centre, 0844 875 0073
Tuesday 17th London Southbank Centre, 0844 875 0073
Wednesday 18th London Southbank Centre, 0844 875 0073
Thursday 19th London Southbank Centre, 0844 875 0073

PRAISE FOR FIRING CHEESEBALLS AT A DOG:

Best of the Year 2010 – “Genuinely one of the funniest shows you’ll see this year”
Time Out ★★★★★

Top 10 Comics of 2010 – “Uplifting, enjoyable and – most of all ��” extremely funny”
The Sun **

“One of the funniest stand-up comics”
**Dominic Maxwell, The Times

Man of the Moment
Loaded, July 2011

“Immensely enjoyable solo show”
Dominic Cavendish, Daily Telegraph

“Davies weaves a magnificent web. Fact or fiction, he sells the whole show, frequently leaving you helpless with laughter.”
The Independent ★★★★★

“A hilarious but touching résumé of his life so far … a wonderfully feel good show that demands repeated viewings.”
The Sunday Telegraph ★★★★★

“Hilarious”
News of the World ★★★★★

“Rip-roaring solo show”
Sharon Lougher, Metro ★★★★★

“A genuinely warm, likeable, engaging and most importantly brilliantly funny comic”
Edinburgh Evening News

AVALON PROMOTIONS
Avalon is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK. Recent highlights include: RUSSELL HOWARD performing to over 240,000 fans with sell-out tour Right Here, Right Now; AL MURRAY’s twice extended show Al Murray The Pub Landlord The Only Way Is Epic, including two dates at the Queen’s Theatre, London; Edinburgh Comedy Award and the Barry Award winning RUSSELL KANE’s new tour Posturing Delivery; RICHARD HERRING returning to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for his 25th year; DAVE GORMAN’s Barry Award nominated sell-out tour Powerpoint Presentation; GREG DAVIES’s Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated, triple-extended, 109 date sell-out show Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog and new tour The Back of My Mum’s Head, including two dates at the Hammersmith Apollo; LEE NELSON’s sell-out date at the IndigO2 with Lee Nelson Live; ROB DELANEY selling out his UK debut London run at Soho Theatre in one hour from a single tweet; U.S.’s number one podcasting comedian PAUL F. TOMPKINS playing the UK for the first time at London’s Soho Theatre.

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