Following FRANK SKINNER’s sold-out return to stand-up at the Soho Theatre, the comic will perform a further five week run of his brand new show Man In A Suit at London’s Leicester Square Theatre from 21st January 2014. Tickets will be exclusively available on pre-sale at absoluteradio.co.uk and Ticketmaster on Wednesday 30th October and will go on general sale on Friday 1st November.
FRANK SKINNER is the host of BBC One’s Room 101 and the Sony Award winning Absolute Radio show with over 600,000 listeners every Saturday morning and more than 13 million downloads as a podcast. He is currently filming Portrait Artist of the Year with JOAN BAKEWELL (Sky Arts). This is his first live show since his 2007 sell-out, 69 date nationwide tour.
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FRANK SKINNER – MAN IN A SUIT
Leicester Square Theatre, LONDON
21st January – 22nd February 2014 at 7.30pm
Except 30th, 31st Jan, 4-8th Feb at 9.30pm
NOTES TO EDITORS
FRANK SKINNER’s live career began in 1987 when he spent £400 of his last £435 booking a room at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Four years later in 1991 he returned to the city and beat fellow nominees JACK DEE and EDDIE IZZARD to take home comedy’s most prestigious prize, The Perrier Award. He last toured the UK in 2007 with the twice-extended, totally sold-out Frank Skinner Live which included three homecoming gigs at Birmingham’s NIA.
As a television and radio performer, FRANK SKINNER has hosted three series of Frank Skinner’s Opinionated for BBC Two, wrote and starred in two series of the critically-acclaimed comedy drama series Don’t Start for BBC Radio 4 and created The Frank Skinner Show (ITV), which is widely credited as setting the tone for the modern comedic chat show and ran for nine years, attracting 11 million viewers at its peak. He has twice hosted Have I Got News for You, presented a documentary investigating the life of GEORGE FORMBY (BBC Four) and authored a Panorama (BBC One) special on taste and decency.
With DAVID BADDIEL, FRANK SKINNER created and presented Fantasy Football and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned (ITV). Alongside THE LIGHTNING SEEDS the pair attained three number one hits with the football anthem Three Lions.
As an author, FRANK SKINNER has published Dispatches from the Sofa; a collection of columns he wrote for The Times over a two year period and has written two autobiographies, the first of which, Frank Skinner, was the top selling autobiography of 2002, spending 46 weeks in The Sunday Times Bestseller List. The second Frank Skinner On The Road, chronicled his 2007, sell-out return to stand-up.
WHAT THE PRESS HAVE SAID ABOUT FRANK SKINNER
“You could put Skinner down in front of any audience at any time and he would have it in stitches…a joyous saboteur of television’s bloated sense of self importance whose timeless classical bawdiness embraces all alternative and mainstream tastes.”
“Frank is a terrifically gifted individual who consistently out-funnies his contemporaries.” Mail On Sunday
“raucously hilarious” Chortle
“Only a curmudgeon would fail to be impressed by this cracking comeback.” The Daily Telegraph
“This show is a timely reminder of just why the Black Country comic stood out from the crowd in the first place. Welcome back Frank.” Metro
“This is a terrific, feel-good show…He can still do it, old Frank. He is warm, relaxed, down-to-earth and properly funny…It is hilarious stuff. Skinner’s delivery is so gentle, so friendly, that there is no sense of the judgmental, of ridiculing. And that actually makes it much funnier. This is the work of a seriously skilled stand-up”
“Ten years have elapsed since Frank Skinner’s last major stand-up gig, at Battersea Power Station. But in the intervening decade, the comedian has lost none of his charisma or razor-sharp wit”. The Independent
“You could put Skinner down in front of any audience at any time and he would
have it in stitches.” Waldemar Januszczak
“Britain’s sharpest comic mind.” Andy Coulson