Johnny Vegas returns to stand up for first time in 10 years

King of British comedy Johnny Vegas is making a momentous return to the stand-up circuit later this year with a live show at the Rialto in Coventry on 1st May 2020. The live date is his first in over 10 years. Tickets are on sale now via Easy Ticketing.

From BBC Dickens adaptations to Benidorm and Ideal to the PG Tips ads, Johnny Vegas has become one of Britain’s best-loved comic actors.

But before he’d ever drank tea with a knitted monkey or made himself the exception that proves the rule in terms of the predictability of TV panel game regulars, Johnny Vegas was perhaps the most fearlessly confessional stand-up comedian this country has ever produced. This show marks a return to his roots and is an incredible opportunity to witness one of the finest stand-ups of all time.

Johnny’s unique abilities as a live performer are the stuff of legend. With his trademark potter’s wheel and Butlin’s style singalongs, Johnny has created a sensation wherever he has played, winning the acclaimed Festival Critics’ Award at the 1997 Edinburgh Festival, and being nominated for the Perrier Award.

Vegas quit stand-up over 10 years ago stating at the time that he was disillusioned with touring as the more famous he became, the less of a challenge it was to win over audiences, He hinted he might return to the comedy circuit with a new show at some point, because he needed ‘closure’ on his stand-up.

Since then Johnny has been a regular in front and behind the camera as an actor, writer, director, and comedian known for his alter egos, surreal humour, and unique voice. He has appeared in programmes like Benidorm, Bleak House, and Mr Stink. He also played drug dealer Moz in the BBC black comedy Ideal.

Johnny has also written and directed series 4 and 5 of Moving On. Other notable roles include Geoff Maltby in the ITV comedy series Benidorm and Eric Agnew in the BBC sitcom Still Open All Hours.

Johnny Vegas Live at the Rialto is a one-off opportunity to catch Johnny’s return to the  stand-up comedy and not to be missed.  The Rialto Live events have become the hottest comedy tickets in town. Other well-known comics such as Sean Lock, Paul Smith, Russell Kane, Jason Manford, Chris Ramsey, and many more, are also booked at the venue.

Full details are available via Rialto Reborn.


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