Al Murray, The Pub Landlord extends Guv Island tour into 2025

London, 11th July 2024 – Hot on the heels of the first sell-out leg, it was announced today that 2025 will see Al Murray, The Pub Landlord embark on a 40-date extension (on top of the initial 70 dates running until December) of his Guv Island tour.  The extension starts in January and, as well as further dates up and down the country, will see a return to the iconic London Palladium.

“Country, the UK, lost its way, seeks life partner/mentor/inspiration. Good sense of humour essential. No timewasters, tedious show-offs or offend-o-trons need apply. HR free zone.”

Standing up so you don’t have to take it lying it down anymore, The Pub Landlord is back to make sense of the questions you probably already had the answers to. You know what they say: There’s no school like the old school, with the dodgy overflowing toilets.

For 30 years Al Murray, The Pub Landlord has filled the most prestigious venues around the UK, including London’s 02 Arena, the London Palladium and the Royal Albert Hall.  He has won numerous awards and hosted many critically acclaimed television shows.

Tickets go on general sale tomorrow (Friday 12th July) at 10am with a pre-sale today via Ticketmaster. To view all dates visit:


What the press have said about Al Murray, The Pub Landlord:

“It remains one of the great joys in comedy to see the Pub Landlord befriend and belittle the front rows, blithely dishing out attributes to them, responding with superfast wit… So long as he has an audience with a pulse and an onstage pump that dispenses frothy lager for him to spill on them, Murray will always be a good night out.”
Dominic Maxwell, The Times

“A rambunctiously good night out… he’s always the sharpest operator when it comes to quick-thinking mockery, and it’s great to witness such mastery.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle

“Al Murray’s brilliant creation has become an essential part of the British comedy landscape… it’s a joy to see him work himself into a froth”
Claire Smith, The Scotsman

“What the Landlord does best – and better than any other comedian – is riffing off and bantering with his audience… the kind of supremely effortless badinage only the most assured could ever hope to attempt… The Landlord in full cry is a wondrous sight, but it also makes for brilliant satire”
Mark Wareham, The Mail on Sunday

“This bigoted bar steward still has comedy legs in a post-Brexit world… Murray at his best”
Bruce Dessau, The Evening Standard

“Very funny”
Michael Deacon, The Telegraph

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Notes to editors:

About Al Murray

Al Murray with his alter-ego, The Pub Landlord, is one of the most recognisable and successful comedians in the UK.  For 30 years Al has filled arenas and the largest theatres around the world as The Pub Landlord, and won numerous awards and accolades, including the Edinburgh Comedy Award (formally Perrier Award, after a record four successive nominations) and secured Olivier Award nominations for both of his sell-out West End runs.  He has hosted countless TV series, including the acclaimed entertainment chat show Al Murray’s Happy Hour (ITV) and the ground-breaking sitcom Time Gentlemen Please (Sky).  Al has made multiple appearances on The Royal Variety Performance (ITV) and hosted Live at the Apollo (BBC) and Live at the Palladium (ITV).

Swapping his comedy stage persona for himself, Al authored and presented the Broadcast Award-winning five-part series Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the English?, Al Murray: Why Does Everyone Hate the British Empire? and Al Murray: Why Do The Brits Win Every War? (all Sky).  Combining his passion for film and history he filmed two specials for BBC Four: Al Murray’s Great British War Movies and Al Murray’s Great British Spy Movies.  Al also co-hosts the hugely popular WW2 history podcast, We Have Ways of Making You Talk with fellow bestselling military author James Holland.

As a writer, Al has also enjoyed great success with his books including Book of British Common Sense, Think Yourself British, Great British Pub Quiz Book, Watching War Films with My Dad, Command, and the forthcoming Arnhem: Black Tuesday, a new perspective on the daring but thwarted attempt to secure a vital bridgehead across the Rhine as the Allies swept across France and Belgium in the aftermath of D-Day.  Al also co-wrote the critically acclaimed West End show, Idiots Assemble: Spitting Image The Musical.