It was announced today (Tuesday 19th July 2016) that autumn 2017 will see GREG DAVIES return with his first new stand-up show in four years.  The new tour will see GREG play venues up and down the UK, including London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

GREG DAVIES has written and starred in three series of Man Down (Channel 4), but is also known for being Mr Gilbert in the hit TV series and films The Inbetweeners, the Taskmaster in… Taskmaster (Dave), King Hydroflax in Doctor Who (BBC One) and was BAFTA-nominated for playing Ken in Cuckoo (BBC Three/Two).

As GREG DAVIES returns to his stand-up roots, come witness the magnificent beast in full flow.

Tickets are on presale via See from 10am today, and on general sale from Friday.


What the press said about Greg’s last live show, The Back Of My Mum’s Head:

“simply lovely — a hilarious and touching insight into the life (and brilliant comic mind) of Greg Davies. If you’ve enjoyed his livewire energy in his sitcom Man Down, here’s an opportunity to explore the antics of his real family, which partly inspired the lunacy of the series… delivered with absolute relish and endearing playfulness.”

Alex Hardy, The Times

“a blisteringly funny onslaught of stories, soundscapes and foliage-based songs”

Ben Williams, Time Out

“if it’s belly laughs you’re after… Davies is your man” ★★★★

Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday

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

Francesca Cotton, Evening Standard

“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”

Steve Bennett, Chortle

“an exhilarating ride” ★★★★

Nigel Andrew, The Daily Mail

“fitfully funny

Ali Catterall, The Guardian

“A hilarious standup show

Luke Weston, The Observer

“a smashing show

The i

“delightfully puerile…the tale involving a religious ceremony in Andalucia does include one of the best fart gags you could ever hope to snigger along to”

Rob Leigh, The Sunday Mirror


Julian Hall, The Independent


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 Critical praise, so far, for series 3 of Man Down:

 “If you haven’t yet cottoned on to the sublime comedy brilliance of Greg Davies’s sitcom vehicle, you need to correct that now” ★★★★★

Mark Wareham, Mail on Sunday

“Davies is a good actor and a very physical comedian (one of the funniest points of last year’s finale was simply seeing him ride a very low bike). As a former teacher, he writes the scenes set in the school where Dan teaches with real panache…Dan’s mother’s spivvy but dour new boyfriend, played by Tony Robinson, shows every sign of being a fine successor to Dan’s antagonistic father as played by the late Rik Mayall. The physical comedy, as Dan brought down the fence he was climbing over and later fell slo-mo into a skip followed by sweets tumbling from a jar still attached to his right hand, was also superb. In homes avoiding the news last night, hysteria was entirely possible.” ★★★★

Andrew Billen, The Times

“Funnier than ever”

Mike Bradley, The Observer

“wickedly funny show… pure joy”★★★★★

Judy Ewans, TV Times

 COMEDY OF THE WEEK “Hurray! Greg Davies’s merciless sitcom about the prince of middle-aged losers is back and – judging by this opening episode – funnier than ever… one scene alone, where Dan scales a wooden fence but it collapses under him and he has to pull a splinter of wood out of his face, is a tiny comic gem”

David Butcher, Radio Times

“yes you’ll be chuckling away heartily at series three of this excellent sitcom… Do not miss!”

Hannah Wright, Closer

“It’s very funny… and you can’t say that so much these days”

Stuart Maconie, Radcliffe and Maconie BBC 6 Music

“It’s a confident comedian who surrounds himself with inveterate scene-stealers; but that’s what Greg Davies has done yet again with Man Down.  Following the tradition set by casting the much-missed Rik Mayall as his father in the first series, the third run kicks off with Steven Berkoff as psychotic Serbian Mr Klackoff, the caretaker at the school where Davies’s character Dan works and a sinister, unpredictable force that rips through the episode…  the classroom scenes provide so many of the best lines in the sharp script, often from the kids in Dan’s drama class. After being told to make up a play about something worthy, one pupil delightfully trills that he’s going to play a ninja. ‘A ninja with Aids,’ a classmate mutters under his breath.  It’s delightfully inappropriate, as so much of the writing is.”

Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Greg Davies’ merciless sitcom about the prince of middle-aged losers is back and funnier than ever”

Dan Wootton’s Bizarre TV, The Sun

“silly, sweary hilarity… Rik’s spirit lives on through Greg Davies” ★★★★

Jason Arnopp, Heat

 “Channel 4 sitcom Man Down, on the other hand, is and remains glorious… It is winningly, tragically, funny.”

Euan Ferguson, The Observer 

“The script is razor-sharp – I’d say this could well be the strongest series so far, with some right zingers in there.”

Ben Dowell, Radio Times

“It made me laugh so much.  I really, really loved it.  Everyone’s got to watch it…”

Nick Grimshaw, BBC Radio 1

“Greg Davies’ moronic yet lovable character returning for a third series, which so far is funnier than the last.”

Sara Wallis, The Mirror

“Greg Davies’ hilarious sitcom – which sees him play failing drama teacher and all-round loser Dan – is back for an even funnier third series… Unlike Dan, this sitcom has improved with age”

Emma Pryer, The Sunday Mirror

“a well-sustained and carefully crafted farce”

The Sunday Times (Culture)

“his suffering is absolutely hilarious to watch”

The Sun

“hilarious comedy”

The Star

“ever-hilarious Greg Davies” ★★★★

The Star

“A fantastic sitcom”

Best Magazine

“Greg Davies’ enjoyable sitcom”

Toby Dantzic, The Telegraph

“always worth a watch for his wonderfully snarky snarls” 

The ‘I’ 

“Brilliant… It was so funny”

Geoff Lloyd, Absolute Radio

“A roaring return for the sitcom about a middle aged loser and his mad friends.  Greg Davies at his horrible, hilarious best.”

Radio Times

 “deliciously tasteless comedy”

TV & Satellite Week

“Greg Davies is back as comedy’s heir apparent to Frank Spencer”

Jon Peak, The Total TV Guide

“Hilarious Comedy”★★★★

Star Magazine

 “penned his own (brilliant) sitcom, Man Down”

Lara Kilner, The Sunday Mirror (Notebook)

 “It is hysterical…hysterical”

John Torode, Saturday Kitchen