Hear Ed roar, at Swansea Grand Theatre

South Wales Guardian: HILARIOUS: Ed Byrne. HILARIOUS: Ed Byrne.

A self-confessed ‘miserable old git’ since the age of 23, Ed Byrne (14+) is now in his forties. While for others this might result in a crisis that prompts the purchase of a sports car, Ed embraces middle age with open arms. Come join him, as he truly comes of age and gives out his clarion cry "I am in my forties. HEAR ME ROAR!", at Swansea Grand Theatre on Wednesday, November 13 at 8pm.

Following on from the successes of his last shows, Crowd Pleaser and Different Class, brilliant Irish comedy star, Ed Byrne, is this after a month long run at the Edinburgh Fringe this summer, with his all new show Roaring Forties. However happily Ed slides into middle age, he isn’t ready for the slippers and woolly jumper quite yet. Still as angry as he ever was, you wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of one of his withering rants. Family life (now a father of two), and everyday frustrations (seriously something, EVERY day) all come in for a pasting with hilarious results as Ed casts his curmudgeonly comic eye over his life.

Ed has been very busy since he last was on tour. His many TV appearances over the last couple of years have included a recent foray into factual broadcasting and he has been seen presenting on BBC2’s Volcano Live and also driving through Siberia for BBC2’s World’s Most Dangerous Roads. He continues to be a regular panellist on BBC 2’s Mock the Week and Have I Got News for You, as well as various other new comedy shows, including Don’t Sit in The Front Row and Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask.

A sucker for a quiz, particular recent highlights for Ed have been taking part in Celebrity Family Fortunes where his family won the jackpot, Celebrity Mastermind and being a contestant on Celebrity Pointless. Ed is also a regular contributor to comedy and music shows on BBC Radio’s 2, 4 and 6 Music. Ed presents a comedy series for BBC Radio 4 Extra called What’s So Funny? A mix of interview, review and conversation, What’s So Funny? is a definitive guide to the best available comedy on stage, TV, radio and the big screen.

Tickets for this cracking evening of comedy are available from the Box Office on 01792 475715 or can be purchased online at www.swanseagrand.co.uk and are £22.50. All tickets subject to a 50p Restoration Fund Contribution.


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