Simon Munnery performs in Aldershot
March 14, 2012
MULTI award-winning comedian Simon Munnery, who appeared recently on BBC2’s Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and Radio 4’s News Quiz, performs at Aldershot’s West End Centre on March 22 as part of his 30-date UK tour.
Following the success of his first ever and long overdue national tour of Self Employed in 2011, Munnery is releasing the whirlwind Hats Off to the 101ers, and Other Material upon the country.
The show is described as an extravagant mess of foaming bobble hats, superlative jokes, bad guitar riffs, delightful monologues, hand-made engineering feats and an overly ambitious one-man punk musical about the R101 airship of the 1930s.
Oddly, all of the show is incorporated with a plum or another fruit.
First hitting our screens in the mid-’90s on ITV’s flagship comedy show Saturday Live, Munnery had already made his mark on the live circuit with The Dum Show (with Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Stewart Lee and Richard Herring) and as the host of the experimental night Cluub Zarathustra.
His characters including Alan Parker: Urban Warrior and The League Against Tedium and Buckethead became both live and broadcasting favourites and earned him a Perrier Award nomination and a Barry Award nomination in 1999.
He built upon his breakthrough success with several vehicles on radio and TV, including two series of his own show on Radio 4, Where Did It All Go Wrong?
His Radio 1 series Alan Parker's 29 Minutes of Truth picked up a Sony Gold Radio Award; his BBC 2 show London Shouting was nominated for a British Comedy Award; and in 2001 Munnery’s BBC 2 series Attention Scum (directed by Stewart Lee) was nominated for a Golden Rose of Montreux Award.
He has acted alongside Steve Coogan in BBC2's The Private Life of Samuel Pepys as well playing Samuel Johnson and Elizabeth I at Late But Live at Edinburgh. Tickets to see Munnery in Aldershot are available from West End Centre’s box office on 01252 330040 or online at www.westendcentre.co.uk.