Simon Munnery: Trials and Tribulations (UK Tour Warm Up Show)
Simon Munnery: Trials and Tribulations
7.30pm, Wednesday 8th February – Bedford Esquires
The multi award-winning Simon Munnery takes his new stand-up show on tour in 2023, including a London date at Leicester Square Theatre and we are very pleased to announce a warm up show for the UK tour at Bedford Esquires.
“I’ve been mugged three times and arrested once. What a night!”
Twenty years ago, in Edinburgh, legendary comedian Simon Munnery was arrested for “being a German in a built-up area”. It wasn’t an early brush with ‘cancel culture’ but it did lead to a trial.
For the first time, British Comedy Award nominee, serial innovator and ‘Perennial fringe maverick’ (Guardian), Simon Munnery tells the tale of this trial, as well as his second court appearance last year, one that only came about after four years of a gruelling legal battle (or possibly an administrative backlog). Well, it worked for Lenny Bruce.
Simon will also seek to turn various other distressing life occurrences into comedic gold. And there will probably be a song.
‘A brilliant and subversive comedian.’
Simon Munnery is a Chortle Award winner, Barry Award winner, Sony Radio Award winner, British Comedy Award nominee and Perrier Award nominee. His stand-up career spanning 34 years has seen him regularly perform all over the world and star in several of his own major television and radio projects.
He is best known for his character creations Alan Parker: Urban Warrior, Buckethead and The League Against Tedium and his TV/radio projects such as BBC2’s Attention, Scum!, BBC Radio 1’s League Against Tedium and BBC Radio 4’s Where Did It All Go Wrong? His most recent television appearances include Live from Aberystwyth Pier (BBC1), Flowers (Channel 4), The Alternative Comedy Experience (Comedy Central), The Culture Show, It’s Kevin and Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle (BBC2), recent radio credits include The News Quiz and Dilemma (BBC Radio 4), and recent film credits include Will Sharpe’s movie biopic The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, co-starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Claire Foy.
Simon Munnery’s previous comedy shows include Renegade Plumber, Standing Still, 30 Not Out, And Nothing But, Fylm School, Simon Munnery sings Soren Kierkegaard, Fylm Makker, La Concepta, Self-employed, Annual General Meeting and many more. He also performed as part of Cluub Zarathustra, a post-alternative comedy cabaret with Stewart Lee, Kevin Eldon, Sally Phillips, Johnny Vegas & Julian Barratt.
‘Blessed with a ceaselessly inventive comic brain.’
★★★★★ The Scotsman
‘Convention defying, innovative stuff. Simon Munnery is a brilliant comedian.’
‘Simon Munnery is an avant-garde comedy God.’
★★★★ Time Out
‘Clever, imaginative and thrilling comedy.’
‘One of the finest gag writers in the business.’
★★★★★ The List
‘Munnery’s inherent innovation makes him a must-see.’
★★★★ Fest Magazine
‘One of the funniest, most original comedians of the past 20 years.’
Tickets priced £12 are on sale from Wednesday 11th January only from Seetickets at 10am limited to just 80 tickets (please note physical tickets will not be available locally)
Website: www.simonmunnery.com | Twitter: @simonmunnery