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Ben Elton to tour the UK and Ireland in 2024 with ‘Authentic Stupidity’

Multi-award winning comedian and writer Ben Elton is heading back out on tour in 2024, with new live stand-up show Ben Elton – Authentic Stupidity.

Following the success of his sold-out UK tour in 2019, which marked his return to stand up after a 15 year hiatus, his new tour will cover 65 dates across the UK & Ireland, culminating in a night in the West End’s Lyceum Theatre on 18 November 2024.

Ben Elton said in a statement: “The verdict’s in! Humanity is thick! Homo halfwit. The idiot branch of the Ape family! We need signs to tell us to step off escalators, we elect gibbering fools to lead us and now we’ve invented Artificial Intelligence which is actually going to replace us! I’ve spent 45 years in comedy exploring the outer limits of human idiocy and my mission has never been more timely. Forget AI! It’s AS we need to be worrying about!”

Ben Elton’s multi-award-winning career spans over four decades and includes seminal and groundbreaking TV shows (The Young Ones, Blackadder, Upstart Crow), West End plays (Popcorn, Upstart Crow), West End musicals (We Will Rock You, The Beautiful Game, Close up: The Twiggy Musical), best-selling novels (Stark, Dead Famous, Two Brothers) and feature films (Maybe Baby, Three Summers, All is True).

In October last year, Ben returned to Channel 4 for a one-off revival of Friday Night Live to rave reviews. The reincarnation of the original smash-hit Saturday Night Live was critically acclaimed and Ben won the BAFTA for Comedy Entertainment Programme 2023.

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Ben Elton – Authentic Stupidity UK & Ireland Tour Dates 2024

23 August – Horsham, Capitol Theatre
24 August – Maidstone, Hazlitt Theatre
25 August – East Grinstead, Chequer Mead Theatre
27 August – Winchester, Theatre Royal
28 August – Newbury, Corn Exchange
29 August – Frome, Cheese & Grain
1 September – York, Barbican
2 September – Newcastle, Tyne Theatre and Opera House
3 September – Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall
4 September – Glasgow, Pavilion Theatre
5 September – Aberdeen, Music Hall
7 September – Warrington, Parr Hall
8 September – Nottingham, Theatre Royal
9 September – Birmingham, Symphony Hall
10 September – Sheffield, City Hall
11 September – Cambridge, Corn Exchange
12 September – Bristol, Beacon
15 September – Milton Keynes Theatre
16 September – High Wycombe, Swan Theatre
17 September – Bedford, Corn Exchange
19 September – Colchester, Charter Hall
20 September – Hayes, Beck Theatre
21 September – St Albans, Alban Arena
22 September – Basingstoke, Anvil Theatre
23 September – Guildford, G Live
27 September – Leeds, Playhouse
28 September – Swindon, Wyvern Theatre
29 September – Cardiff, New Theatre
30 September – Richmond Theatre
2 October – Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre
3 October – Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre
4 October – Stevenage, Gordon Craig Theatre
5 October – Ipswich, Corn Exchange
6 October – Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre
7 October – Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre
9 October – Southport, Comedy Festival
10 October – Salford, The Lowry
11 October – Oxford, New Theatre
12 October – Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
13 October – Woking, New Victoria Theatre
14 October – Southend, Cliffs Pavilion
15 October – Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall
19 October – Poole, Lighthouse
20 October – Portsmouth, Guildhall
21 October – Hastings, White Rock Theatre
22 October – Kingston, Rose Theatre
24 October – Weston-Super-Mare, Playhouse
25 October – Barnstaple, Queen’s Theatre
26 October – Yeovil, Octagon Theatre
27 October – Torquay, Princess Theatre
31 October – Belfast, Ulster Hall
1 November – Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre
3 November – Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall
4 November – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
6 November – Northampton, Royal and Derngate
7 November – Worthing, Assembly Halls
8 November – Crawley, Hawth Theatre
9 November – Weymouth, Pavilion Theatre
10 November – Bath, Theatre Royal
11 November – Brighton, Theatre Royal
14 November – Lincoln, Engine Shed
15 November – Chatham, Central Theatre
16 November – Dorking Halls
17 November – Reading, Hexagon
18 November – London, Lyceum Theatre

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