Sean Lock announces Weston date

PUBLISHED: 08:00 18 June 2015

Sean Lock

Sean Lock

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A COMEDY stalwart who is best known for his appearances on popular TV panel shows is coming to Weston this year.

Sean Lock, one of the most highly-acclaimed stand-up comedians in Britain, will be running through some new material at The Playhouse before embarking on a major UK tour.

Lock is known for his signature mix of absurdity and his keen observations on everyday life, a combination which he has mastered to perfection.

Lock scooped up the British Comedy Award in the Best Live Comic category in 2000, but he is probably best known for his role as the brilliant team captain on Channel 4’s show 8 Out Of 10 Cats and the award-winning spin-off 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown.

His extensive TV credits also include appearances on Sean Lock’s TV Heaven Telly Hell, Live at The Apollo, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, Argumental and QI.

He also wrote and starred in the cult classic sitcom 15 Storeys High, which started off as a radio show before it gathered such a following it was transferred to TV. Lock is well-respected among his comic peers as he has written material for legendary comics such as Bill Bailey, Lee Evans and Mark Lamarr.

Playhouse manager Mark Thompson said: “This year has already seen a wealth of comedy talent play at our town’s home of live entertainment but this date truly is a fantastic addition to our season that we’re all very excited about.

“We’re delighted to be one of the venues chosen to host Sean’s work in progress and to be a small select few which will get a sneak look at some of his newest material which is sure to be comedy gold.

“Tickets are expected to sell quickly for this so act early to avoid disappointment.”

Sean Lock will be on stage at the High Street venue on November 18 from 8pm. Tickets, priced £17, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or via www.theplayhouse.co.uk

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