Johnny Vegas heads to Sunderland on first stand-up tour in 10 years - here's how to get tickets

Johnny Vegas is heading to Sunderland for his first live stand-up tour in 10 years.

By Katy Wheeler
Thursday, 20th February 2020, 6:00 pm
Updated Friday, 21st February 2020, 12:58 pm
Johnny Vegas
Johnny Vegas

The comedian will make a return to the stand-up circuit with a live tour, which will kick off at Sunderland’s The Point, in Park Lane, on April 15, 2020.

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 his TV career, he made his mark on the stand-up circuit and this tour will see him return to his comedy roots.

The comedian’s career has seen him rack up numerous accolades, including the acclaimed Festival Critics' Award at the 1997 Edinburgh Festival, and being nominated for the Perrier Award.

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    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. and 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.

    Unwitting star of Shooting Stars (BBC2), Dave's One Night Stand and Channel 4's The Angelos Epithemiou Show, cult favourite Angelos Epithemiou supports Johnny Vegas on tour.

    Angelos Epithemiou is the creation of critically-acclaimed performer, Dan Renton Skinner who got his break in 2009, when he became a permanent team member on the revival of Shooting Stars, replacing Johnny Vegas on Ulrika Jonsson’s Team B, before becoming the scorer.

    *Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday 21st February 2020 via www.easyticketing.co.uk.