Having been a bit quiet on the Paul Foot front recently, we now bring you news – and with live shows at home and away on top of TV appearances, there sure is there a lot of it!
Firstly, earlier this month he featured in Set List: Stand-Up Without A Net – a new series based on live events held worldwide, in which comedians must improvise a set based entirely on a never-before-seen set list provided by the audience. Notoriously terrifying for the acts, the performances are often a mixed bag but, sure enough, Paul stormed it. If you have a Sky account, the episode is still available to watch on SkyGo, here.
Next, there’s news of many more outings for his live show, Words, which he has already performed at the Edinburgh fringe and on a national tour. For those of us in London, he has announced more Secret Shows that will be running throughout February at a mystery location. Tickets are available through the Guild Lodge on his website (the password is “hobbyhorse”). And if that’s not enough for the Londoners among you, he’ll also be headlining the Invisible Dot’s Live At The Chapel gig on 1st February where he’ll be joined by Brian Gittins, Liam Williams and Andrew Maxwell. If you fancy heading over to the Union Chapel in Islington to see it, tickets and more information can be yielded here.
Elsewhere in the UK, he features on the bill for OrangAid – an evening of comedy in aid of the Sumatran Orangutan Society – a charity with Dave Brown and Tony Law among its supporters. The line-up also features Tony Law, Bill Bailey, Bill Oddie, Rob Newman and Sara Pascoe. The show will be held on 3rd February at the New Theatre, Oxford and tickets can be found here. And don’t forget he’ll be taking Words to the Leicester Comedy Festival, as we previously reported.
Last but not least, he has announced major runs of Words in Australia! There will be a run of 8 nights at the Adelaide Fringe follwed by a whopping 22 show run at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. The shows in Adelaide will be from the 7th to 15th March and tickets are available here and the Melbourne shows run from 27th March to 15th April with tickets over yonder.
Time to get feasting on Foot…