BROKEN Britain may feel like it is supping the dregs of a long-stale pint, but never fear. Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, is returning to refresh our glasses with a fizzing new show.
Britain’s most ebullient innkeeper is back and he will be dishing out pints and philosophy in equal measure at Scarborough Spa on Thursday 21 March as he embarks on his The Only Way Is Epic tour.
Al said: “What I love is that it’s different every night. I want the audience to feel that tonight’s the night, and unlike any other show.
“They know that they are getting a hundred percent effort from me, rather than feeling that it’s just another routine evening.
“In a way I’m hugely envious of comedians who have the patience to do the same stuff every night. But God knows how they do it – I’d go crazy. It means much more to make every show unique. That’s what an audience brings to it.”
One of the reasons why the Landlord works so well on stage is because Al knows the character inside out.
“I can feed anything into the character now. I know him so well that I know what he thinks about any subject,” he added.
So what themes will the Landlord be tackling in this new show?
Broken Britain will, of course, feature very prominently.
In “The Only Way Is Epic,” the irrepressible innkeeper will also be giving audiences the benefit of his expertise on the subject of parenting as well as dealing with the subject of edginess in comedy.
Al added he is thrilled to be touring once again.
“I never think, ‘God, how can I fill the show?” That’s never a problem.
“If I ever got stuck and had to resort to greatest hits, I would stop performing live. But that shows no sign of happening.”
Al Murray will be at Scarborough Spa on Thursday 21 March at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £25.50.
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