I am writing to you from the bar of a faded hotel in Sutton Coldfield after my third night of the 2018 tour. It's been going really well so far. But I've picked up a bug from my stupid daughter - never have sex, it is TOO DANGEROUS.
So here's what's happening in February...
Very pleased to announce that I have two nominations in the Chortle Awards. RHLSTP is up for best internet show and amazingly Emergency Questions is nominated for best book. The other three books are all incredibly good and it would be a travesty if I won that one. But who wouldn't want to help orchestrate a travesty?
Series 13 of RHLSTP has only just started, but the first one is up already and it's a doozy. It's with a woman who might be the greatest human being in the United Kingdom, Kathy Burke.
Kathy did not wish to be filmed so it's audio only and to be frank you're going to miss out on some excellent facial expressions which say more than words ever could. But she's such a brilliant performer that I think you might even be able to pick those up in audio.
It's still going up on the video channels so you can listen to it in all the usual places
And in our continuing aim to pay for RHLSTP by giving you free stuff, you can also get some FREE BEER
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Loads of great names confirmed for this series (and will be announcing more soon - dripsters and badgers get the news first). The ones with names announced are all either sold out or heading that way, so don't delay!
Feb 12 John Robins and Elis James & Danielle Ward (SOLD OUT)
Feb 19th Trev and Simon & TBA
Feb 26th Mackenzie Crook and the All Killa, No Filla podcast
March 5th Katherine Ryan and Peter Baynham
March 12th Brian Blessed and Pippa Evans (SOLD OUT)
March 19th TBC
March 26th Al Murray & TBC
April 2nd TBC
OH FR*G I'M 50
The tour kicks off on February 1st in Northampton. and then goes to lots of places in the UK and also Dublin before ending in early June.
There's only one London date on May 4th at the huge Queen Elizabeth Hall and we will be filming it then. Get your tickets early
if you want a better chance of your face being recorded for posterity.
These are the February ones
Matt Forde's Unspun
I am doing 8 minutes of political stand up on this show on Sunday (I think it airs next week)
ME1 Vs ME2 SNOOKER
Frame 83 is a cracker
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EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR NO REASON
I had the worst meeting I've ever had in my life about this project. But hopefully something can be salvaged. I think this is the best thing I've ever written, so we'll keep pushing to get it made.
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