South West comedy legend Bill Bailey to perform homecoming shows

PUBLISHED: 20:00 20 October 2017

Bill Bailey will perform at Bristol's Hippodrome next year.

Bill Bailey will perform at Bristol's Hippodrome next year.


A legendary South West comedian and musician is set to return to his old stomping ground for a pair of hotly-anticipated shows next year.

Bill Bailey will take to the stage at Bristol’s Hippodrome, in St Augustines Parade, from May 10-11 
at 8pm.

Keynsham-raised Bailey will perform his latest show, Larks In Transit, which is based on the shenanigans and misadventures of his past 20 years working as a travelling comedian.

Bailey will embark on a monstrous six-month tour of the UK, but the shows in his hometown are sure to be a highlight.

Armed with musical virtuosity, Bailey will take audiences on a range of hilarious and surreal tangents – where the comedian will perfectly blend frivolity with meaty subjects like politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness.

The 53-year-old has been described as ‘the brainiest comic of his generation’ by The Telegraph, but his shows are the ideal cocktail of silliness and intelligence.

Bailey has also forged an exceptional career in television, starring in the cult-favourite comedy Black Books.

He has since made regular appearances on top BBC shows like Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Have I Got News For You and QI.

In addition to his unrivalled wit, Bailey possesses exceptional talent on a range of instruments including piano and guitar, plus impressive vocal skills, meaning his musical dabbles do not make for unpleasant listening.

Tickets are set fly out of the box office for the shows, which are certain to provide an entertaining and memorable experience – with two decades’ worth of anecdotes to call on.

The Guardian has hailed it as ‘one of Bailey’s best shows for years’, while the Sunday Times awarded Larks In Transit with a rare five-star rating – describing at as an ‘exquisite romp through every comic trope’.

And Bailey’s homecoming shows are known to be extra special, with an open-air performance at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium drawing a massive crowd in 2010.

Tickets for this show, priced £34.45, are available from ATG Tickets on 08448 713012 or online via

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