BRIAN Conley is The Greatest Entertainer (In His Price Range).
Or at least that’s the title of his new show, which he is bringing to the Wyvern on Monday, May 22.
Brian will perform brand-new comedy, sketches and songs, alongside some of his best-known and loved retrospective material from the screen and onstage.
Brian says his first love is making people laugh and he will be aiming to give Swindon a chuckle when he gets here.
“It (the show) is a pot pourri of entertainment. Comedy-driven with songs, a lot of laughs in a world of doom and gloom, where we don’t mention Brexit, but Trump, of course, is just a comedy gift.”
The comedian is also a musician and has appeared in a number of West End shows, so he sings about six numbers in his show and chats about his career.
“Some of the embarrassing moments among the funny stuff,” he said.
As a teenager Brian won a small part in the TV series Survivors and was asked to do an advertisement.
“It was Pearl and Dean at the cinema and I was shown eating hot dogs,’’ he said. “Those things got me my equity card and that meant I never had a proper job.”
On the musical side Brian performed with a comedy showband called Tomfoolery, supporting such acts as Johnny Mathis and The Nolans. He also sang with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
“I had an operatic singer father and I would mimic him as a child. At six years old I was bashing out arias,” said Brian. “All comedians have another string to their bow and music was mine and is still a big part of my life.”
Tickets to see Brian at the Wyvern on Monday are £26 from swindontheatres.co.uk or 01793 524481. The show starts at 7.30pm.