Tony Hawks looks back in AldershotBy Maria Virto
October 03, 2011
Tony Hawks, a comedian, bestselling author, one-time popstar, celebrated fridge owner, film producer, tennis player, and regular member of some of the UK's most famous TV and radio panel shows is bringing his multitude of talents to Princes Hall, Aldershot.
Tony’s career has meandered into many different areas and he brings them all to life on stage in his warm and entertaining new show on Friday October 21, at 7.45pm.
Tony’s life has always embraced randomness and fun and he looks back on the strangest and funniest moments in a unique evening of stories, songs and silliness.
Author of the bestseller, Round Ireland with a Fridge, which is the story of his absurd quest to hitch round the circumference of Ireland in under a month... with a fridge.
The book became a top 10 Sunday Times bestseller in 1998, was serialised on BBC Radio 4 and has now sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide, including the US and Australia, and has been translated into languages that include Hebrew, Italian, Dutch and German.
His second book, Playing the Moldovans at Tennis has sold well over 100,000 copies, and that too was serialised on BBC Radio 4 over Christmas.
The story charts his latest foolhardy attempt to win a bet, which involved tracking down all the members of the national football team of Moldova and beating them at tennis, one by one. The book was shortlisted for both the SamuelJohnson Prize (2000) for non-fiction and the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize (2000).
Tonty appears frequently on TV comedy programmes such as Have I Got News For You, They Think It’s All Over, and earlier appeard in A Bit of Fry and Laurie and Red Dwarf. He also hosted BBC1’s The Best Show in the World Ever ... Probably.
Tony is a regular guest on radio programmes, including The News Quiz, Would I Lie to You, Just a Minute, and I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, and recently he presented his own series on Radio 4, Tony Hawks’ Lost Weekends.
He has twice been a contestant on Celebrity Mastermind, most recently in a the one-off show for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal in November last year .
As a passionate tennis fan and the founder of Tennis4Free he appears on many tennis programmes in the summer. In 2000 he co-presented the live nightly BBC TV Wimbledon Garden Party.
Tickets for his show at Princes Hall are £16, Friends £15, and available from the box office on 01252 329155 or online at www.princeshall.com.