Milton Jones - new Lion Whisperer tour dates for autumn 2011 on sale Friday 27th May
Many moons ago, stand-up comic Milton Jones delivered one of the best jokes of all time ('Auction Man') but it is probably his more recent outings on Mock The Week that have caught the attention of a new generation of fans.
As Dara O'Briain and the panellists on MTW would fall silent to hear the latest comic atrocity to plop from Frankie Boyle, so they would wait in awe on every word Milton Jones spoke, never entirely sure where it would lead. Boyle was at times just as surprising but his edgier material inevitably led to one place - a Monday morning meeting with the no doubt fatigued Head of Light Entertainment.
No, Milton Jones is, for the most part, a comedian your Nan would like, although his meandering deadpan delivery is some way from the laugh-a-second comedy of Lee Evans or the rapier wit of Nan's favourite, the late Bob Monkhouse. His MTW introduction to a noughties audience came sometime after his emergence as a comic talent - in 1996, he won the Perrier Award for best newcomer at the Edinburgh Fringe - but he is as popular now as he has ever been.
'Britain's funniest Milton', is continuing his national tour, 'The Lion Whisperer', throughout 2011 and - thanks to phenomenal demand - more dates are being added all the time.
The first of the six new gigs is York on 30th October, followed by Southport, two dates in Birmingham, then Grimsby and a return to Oxford (where he visits this month).
The new dates go on sale on Friday 27th May at 10AM, starting at around £15.
- Wed 24th Oct 2018 Milton Jones, Jarred Christmas, Kiri Pritchard-McleanJust The Tonic (Birmingham)Buy Tickets
- Thu 8th Nov 2018 Milton JonesPopworld (Reading)Buy Tickets
- Thu 22nd Nov 2018 Milton JonesHansom Hall (Leicester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 1st Dec 2018 Milton JonesWilliam Aston Hall - Glyndwr University [NEWI] (Wrexham)Buy Tickets
- Fri 28th Dec 2018 Peter Pan - An Arena Adventure, Martin Kemp, Milton JonesManchester Arena (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Sat 29th Dec 2018 Peter Pan - An Arena Adventure, Martin Kemp, Milton JonesManchester Arena (Manchester)Buy Tickets
- Fri 18th Jan 2019 Milton JonesEl Toro (Kingston upon Thames)Buy Tickets
- Fri 1st Mar 2019 Milton JonesGuildhall (Portsmouth)Buy Tickets
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