For more Howard Marks evenings, press the hash key - infamous author smuggles in more dates for 2010

Posted: 27th August 2010

How many more drug gags can we squeeze out of Howard Marks' career? A good few yet since his continual tour of the country is far from going up in smoke (there's one!) anytime soon. Instead, the ex-narcotic distributor has added a quartet of new evenings to his ongoing schedule.

Following on from his appearances with New Order's Peter Hook, a man not impartial to the liberating exercise of partaking (nudge nudge) and now in Freebass etc, Marks is concentrating on sharing his experiences of tough US jails, controlling a tenth of the world's hash market and reading excerpts from his autobiography, "Mr Nice". Rather than being a garish sensationalist, his tales are an eye-opener and frank into the bargain, laced with humour from an intelligent orator.

To that end, his next appearance is at the Greenwich Comedy Festival on 8th September (£14 - tickets still available), before heading off round the country. The full list of dates are below, but to point you towards the newest gigs, they include Edinburgh (8th Oct), Middlesborough (11th), Cardiff (16th) and a London date at the Union Chapel on 12th November - this is his only foreseeable night in the Capital and tickets for all four 'newies' cost around £15 plus fees.

Paul Pledger