Johnny Vegas to bring stand-up tour to Kettering

Johnny Vegas is coming to Kettering.Johnny Vegas is coming to Kettering.
Johnny Vegas is coming to Kettering.
The last date of his tour is at Wicksteed Park

One of Britain's most-loved comic actors is going back to his stand-up roots - and his bringing his tour to Kettering.

Johnny Vegas, 49, will visit Wicksteed Park on Thursday, May 7, for the final date of his six-leg tour which also takes in Sunderland, Cheltenham, Plymouth, Swindon and Norwich.

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The St Helens comedian quit stand-up more than 10 years ago because he was disillusioned with touring but is back after hinting he might return to the circuit.

He starred as Al in the PG Tips advert and since then he has been a regular in front of and behind the camera as an actor, writer, director and comedian known for his alter-egos, surreal humour and unique voice.

Other notable roles include Geoff Maltby in the ITV comedy series Benidorm and Eric Agnew in the BBC sitcom Still Open All Hours.

He will be supported by Angelos Epithemiou, who replaced him on the revived Shooting Stars in 2009.

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Since then Angelos, played by Dan Renton Skinner, has starred in blockbuster films such as The Spy Who Dumped Me, High Rise, and Swallows and Amazons for BBC Films and TV shows such as The Tracey Ullman Show, Friday Night Dinner and The Wrong Mans.

Doors to the show open at 6.30pm with last entry at 7.50pm.

Tickets start at £39 and are available here.