Comedian Jack Dee is bringing his new standup show to Princess Theatre Torquay and Bristol Hippodrome this summer.
After a six-year absence from standup, Jack Dee is back, agonizing over the slightest annoyance and misdemeanor. Why is he touring again? He wants to spend less time with his family!
Dee’s first public act was an open-mike gig in 1988. He toiled away on the circuit with little success, while holding down menial kitchen jobs.
Disillusioned with his lack of progress, he was ready to quit when he took to the stage with a grumpy, ‘couldn’t care less attiude’ which, to his surprised, won over the audience. In that moment he found his voice – and a career.
Things really took off in 1991, when he won the British Comedy Award for best stage newcomer as well as a Perrier Award nomination. The following year he landed his own series on Channel 4, setting him on the road to fame.
Since then he’s appeared on shows like QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, 8 out of 10 Cats and Have I Got News For You; hosted Radio 4’s legendary I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue; co-written and starred in four series of BBC Two’s hit sitcom Lead Balloon; and penned his memoirs, Thanks For Nothing, which he modestly dedicated to himself – ‘without whom none of this would have been possible.’