Ben Elton - Authentic Stupidity

Ben Elton – Authentic Stupidity Tickets – London & Tour

Lyceum Theatre, London
18 November 2024
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About Ben Elton - Authentic Stupidity

Acclaimed stand-up comedian Ben Elton brings his brand new show Ben Elton – Authentic Stupidity to the UK & Ireland – including one night at the West End’s Lyceum Theatre in London.

Following the huge success of Ben Elton’s critically acclaimed sold-out UK tour in 2019, which marked his return to live comedy after a fifteen year hiatus, the undisputed godfather of modern stand-up is going back on the road with his new show – Authentic Stupidity.

The world has changed a lot since Ben last toured five years ago – a whole new existential threat has emerged to challenge our very existence: Artificial Intelligence. Apparently, it’s going to render all human life meaningless, but Ben is here to warn you that AI is not the greatest threat that we face; it’s Authentic Stupidity!

“Since my last live tour a whole new existential threat has emerged to threaten humanity! Apparently Artificial Intelligence is going to destroy us all! Well I reckon our real problem isn’t Artificial Intelligence it’s good old fashioned Authentic Stupidity! Forget AI! It’s AS we need to be worrying about!”

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Ben Elton – Authentic Stupidity is touring the UK & Ireland from August to November 2024, including one-night only at the Lyceum Theatre in London’s West End on 18 November 2024.

Ben Elton - Authentic Stupidity - Tour Dates

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Milton Keynes Milton Keynes Theatre
15 September 2024 - 15 September 2024
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London Richmond Theatre
30 September 2024 - 30 September 2024
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Aylesbury Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
7 October 2024 - 7 October 2024
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Oxford New Theatre
11 October 2024 - 11 October 2024
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Folkestone Leas Cliff Hall
12 October 2024 - 12 October 2024
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Woking New Victoria Theatre
13 October 2024 - 13 October 2024
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Torquay Princess Theatre
27 October 2024 - 27 October 2024
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Brighton Theatre Royal
11 November 2024 - 11 November 2024
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London Lyceum Theatre
18 November 2024 - 18 November 2024
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Show Information

Performance dates
18 November 2024
Running time
To be confirmed

Venue Information

Lyceum Theatre, 21 Wellington Street, London, WC2E 7RQ
Nearest Tube or Train: Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Covent Garden (Piccadilly line)
Nearest Buses: 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 77A, 91, 139, 176
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News about Ben Elton - Authentic Stupidity

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. Book tickets to Ben Elton - Authentic Stupidity at London's Lyceum Theatre and selected tour dates Ben Elton – Authentic Stupidity UK & Ireland Tour Dates 2024 23 August - Horsham, Capitol Theatre24 August - Maidstone, Hazlitt Theatre25 August - East Grinstead, Chequer Mead Theatre27 August - Winchester, Theatre Royal28 August - Newbury, Corn Exchange29 August - Frome, Cheese & Grain1 September - York, Barbican2 September - Newcastle, Tyne Theatre and Opera House3 September - Edinburgh, Queen’s Hall4 September - Glasgow, Pavilion Theatre5 September - Aberdeen, Music Hall7 September - Warrington, Parr Hall8 September - Nottingham, Theatre Royal9 September - Birmingham, Symphony Hall10 September - Sheffield, City Hall11 September - Cambridge, Corn Exchange12 September - Bristol, Beacon15 September - Milton Keynes Theatre16 September - High Wycombe, Swan Theatre17 September - Bedford, Corn Exchange19 September - Colchester, Charter Hall20 September - Hayes, Beck Theatre21 September - St Albans, Alban Arena22 September - Basingstoke, Anvil Theatre23 September - Guildford, G Live27 September - Leeds, Playhouse28 September - Swindon, Wyvern Theatre29 September - Cardiff, New Theatre30 September - Richmond Theatre2 October - Wolverhampton, Grand Theatre3 October - Coventry, Warwick Arts Centre4 October - Stevenage, Gordon Craig Theatre5 October - Ipswich, Corn Exchange6 October - Canterbury, Marlowe Theatre7 October - Aylesbury, Waterside Theatre9 October - Southport, Comedy Festival10 October - Salford, The Lowry11 October - Oxford, New Theatre12 October - Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall13 October - Woking, New Victoria Theatre14 October - Southend, Cliffs Pavilion15 October - Tunbridge Wells, Assembly Hall19 October - Poole, Lighthouse20 October - Portsmouth, Guildhall21 October - Hastings, White Rock Theatre22 October - Kingston, Rose Theatre24 October - Weston-Super-Mare, Playhouse25 October - Barnstaple, Queen’s Theatre26 October - Yeovil, Octagon Theatre27 October - Torquay, Princess Theatre31 October - Belfast, Ulster Hall1 November - Dublin, 3Olympia Theatre3 November - Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall4 November - Leicester, De Montfort Hall6 November - Northampton, Royal and Derngate7 November - Worthing, Assembly Halls8 November - Crawley, Hawth Theatre9 November - Weymouth, Pavilion Theatre10 November - Bath, Theatre Royal11 November - Brighton, Theatre Royal14 November - Lincoln, Engine Shed15 November - Chatham, Central Theatre16 November - Dorking Halls17 November - Reading, Hexagon18 November - London, Lyceum Theatre

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