Stewart Francis' brand of deadpan one-liner stand-up has won the comic a huge number of fans in the UK. Warm, tall and Canadian, Francis' gentlemanly demeanour belies his needle-sharp mind and sharper tongue.
His act is made up almost entirely of expertly-crafted one-liners laced with the kind of dark barbs that British audiences especially love; "My dad has a weird hobby; he collects empty bottles, which sounds so much better than alcoholic". It's no wonder he was such a hit supporting Ricky Gervais on his Science tour and is so popular with 'Mock the Week' audiences who still miss the black humour of Frankie Boyle.
The beauty of Francis' quick-fire style is that if you weren't mad about the last gag, it doesn't matter, there'll be another belter along any minute. It also means you get hundreds of jokes in an hour or so in his company. And, in truth, most are very funny lines. "We have a beautiful little girl who we named after my mum, in fact Passive Aggressive Psycho turns five tomorrow."
A frequent fixture on the telly over here, Francis is also a familiar face in North America where he often appears on 'The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson' and where he has written for 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'. His credits this side of the Atlantic include numerous appearances on 'Mock The Week', a handful of stand-up slots on 'Live at the Apollo' and 'Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow', as well as obligatory turns on panel shows like '8 Out of Ten Cats'.
Stewart Francis' huge UK and Ireland tour begins in Peterborough on 12th April 2012, taking in Chesterfield, Swindon, St Albans, Swansea, York, Bristol, Coventry, Woking, Dublin and many, many more.
The new dates kick off in Swindon on 14th September, followed by shows in Leeds, Liverpool, St Helier (Jersey), Bristol, Dundee, Aberdeen and more.
We will have tickets for the extra shows available when they go on sale at 9AM on Friday 24th February, priced from around £18.
We also have tickets remaining for the spring and summer dates, also priced around £18 (available now).