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10:14am Thursday 24th May 2012 in News
KING of deadpan comedy Jack Dee road tests material for his next tour at a sellout Wyvern Theatre gig on Wednesday.
The tour and its warm-ups mark the comic’s first foray into live stand-up for six years, although his profile is as high as it ever was thanks to a busy schedule of TV appearances.
These have included guest slots on comedy panel shows such as Have I Got News for You and QI as well as comedy drama Lead Balloon. The latter, featuring Jack as disenchanted comic Rick Spleen, became a cult hit.
He has also been the most frequent host of Radio 4’s I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue since the death of beloved long-time chairman Humphrey Lyttleton in 2008.
Asked why he’d decided to tour again, Jack replied: “I want to spend less time with my family.”
Fans who weren’t quick enough off the mark to secure tickets for Wednesday’s show can find out about future live dates via www.offthekerb.co.uk
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