Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming to Aberdeen to give fans a preview of new material he is working on.
The Scouse funnyman will perform his Work In Progress gigs at the Music Hall on two nights, Friday November 1 and Saturday November 2.
John is planning to tour intimate venues across the UK in a series of “warm-up” gigs to help hone material for a future large-scale tour.
Aberdeen Performing Arts director of programming and creative projects, Ben Torrie, said: “We are thrilled that John Bishop has chosen to come to Aberdeen for these special warm-up shows. It’s a great chance to see John test out brand new material ahead of a major tour.
“He is one of the UK’s best-loved comedians and the Music Hall is the perfect setting to see him doing what he does best this November.”
Other venues already announced for his Work In Progress tour have sold out, so tickets are likely to be in demand for his Music Hall nights. They will go on sale to Friends of APA tomorrow and on general sale this Friday.
John last appeared in Aberdeen two years ago, when he had a three-night run at Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.
He has had a glittering career since bursting on to the scene about 17 years ago. Since then he has achieved huge success with a number of his own comedy, entertainment and documentary shows on the BBC, ITV and Sky.
Most recently he appeared in John Bishop’s Ireland for ITV1 and has recorded four series of John Bishop: In Conversation With…, which sees him chatting with some of the UK’s biggest names.
But he remains grounded and often talks about his disbelief at his journey from being a pharmaceutical sales representative to one of the country’s most-loved and popular comedians.
“I still get the Tube in London and I still have the same season ticket at Anfield I have had for years,” he said.’
“People think there’s a planet called ‘celebrity’ where everyone has a tan and white teeth but I don’t live there.”
And despite all his TV work, John said stand-up is still his first love.
“I sometimes feel that maybe I don’t need to do TV, but I can never see myself not wanting to do live stand up.”