What happens when a man wants to do stand-up comedy but doesn’t have any stand-up comedy to do? He stands in front of an audience and just hopes for the best.
FRANK SKINNER will perform The Man With No Show at London’s Soho Theatre over six consecutive nights from Monday February 8th. An experiment to see what happens when you start with literally nothing, this may be the first and last time that FRANK takes to the stage with this show.
FRANK SKINNER jumps off a comedy cliff. Catch him while you can.
Venue: Soho Theatre, Downstairs
Date: Monday 8th-Saturday 13th February 2016
Ticket Price: £5
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. FRANK’S last live show, Man In a Suit, sold out its debut run at London’s Soho Theatre in October 2013 and a subsequent five week residency at the Leicester Square Theatre at the start of 2014. In August 2014 FRANK performed Man In a Suit for 24 consecutive nights at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
FRANK SKINNER can currently be seen on BBC One hosting a fifth series of Room 101, and presenting his BBC iPlayer chat show, Frank Skinner On Demand With… Alongside JOAN BAKEWELL, FRANK hosts Sky Arts’ Portrait Artist of the Year and Landscape Artist of the Year
As a radio presenter, FRANK has written and starred in three series of the critically-acclaimed comedy drama series Don’t Start for BBC Radio 4 and has created and will host a second series of his comedy panel show The Rest is History for BBC Radio 4 later this year. FRANK’s Sony Award winning Absolute Radio show attracts over 700,000 weekly listeners, achieved 6 million podcast downloads in 2015, won Speech Programme at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards (formerly the Sonys) and saw FRANK inducted into the Radio Academy’s Hall of Fame last year.
FRANK SKINNER 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 hosted three series of Frank Skinner’s Opinionated for BBC Two, and recently presented a three-part series for BBC Four, What a Performance! Pioneers of Popular Entertainment. FRANK has hosted BBC One’s Have I Got News for You five times, and in 2014 he guest starred in an episode of Doctor Who.
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.