There are many strings to Ed Byrne's bow - a spot of acting, TV presenting, munro-bagging and newspaper columnist, but his real forte of course has been comedy, mainly of the stand-up variety.
Since the '90s, Bryne's ever more observational sideswipes and keen commentary on the human condition have been packing out auditoriums across the British Isles, not least for his Different Class and Crowd Pleaser shows during the past few years.
After spending 2012 performing at comedy festivals including Altitude and supporting charitable causes with Roar With Laughter, Street Child of Sierra Leone and Laugh or the Polar Bear Gets It, it's time for Byrne to return to headlining his own material - after all, Ed Byrne is now in his 'Roaring Forties'.
Fans of the affable Irish livewire may have to wait until the autumn to do so - the first stop on his next mammoth UK jaunt (The Roaring Forties Tour mentioned in the headline) isn't until 21st September 2013 and that's in Shetland (at the Clickimin Centre, no less). Following shows continue through Scotland to Oban, Dunoon, Perth and more before heading further south to Oxford on 1st October.
Bryne will then continue right across the UK to towns as far and wide as Glasgow, Plymouth, King's Lynn, Scunthorpe and two shows in Bristol before a final show in Hammersmith on 13th December 2013.
We have tickets on sale now for most shows, priced from around £22.50 depending on venue.