September 27th, 2016

Skinner tour to hit Cheltenham

Updated: 5:13 pm, May 06, 2015

TV FUNNYMAN Frank Skinner will be performing in Cheltenham later this year, it has been announced.

Following a highly successful run at London’s Soho Theatre last year, the comedian has revealed a further 23 dates for his Man In A Suit tour, including Cheltenham Town Hall on November 7.

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.

Skinner is well known for a range of television work, including 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 11million viewers at its peak.

He has also hosted three series of BBC One’s Room 101 and will present a second series of Portrait Artist of the Year on Sky Arts towards the end of the year.

As a radio presenter his award-winning Absolute Radio show attracts more than 600,000 listeners every Saturday morning and won ‘Speech Programme’ at the 2014 Radio Academy Awards. As an author, Frank has published Dispatches from the

Sofa, a collection of columns he wrote for The Times over a two year period, and he 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.

Tickets for Frank Skinner’s show cost £29 and are available to purchase now by visiting www.cheltenhamtownhall.org.uk or by calling 0844 576 2210.

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