Bill Bailey to raise a laugh at His Majesty’s

Black Book and Never Mind the Buzzcocks star Bill Bailey is stage two shows at His Majesty’s Theatre next year as part of a major new tour.

The comedian, actor and musician will take his new show Qualmpeddler to the city theatre on Monday and Tuesday, May 13 and 14 – tickets go on sale tomorrow (Thursday) to APA Friends and on Friday to the general public online at www.boxofficeaberdeen.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Now that his doubts about the modern world have grown into qualms, Bill channels his feelings of unease and apprehension into the new show with his trademark musical mash-ups, multi-lingual riffs, films, songs, philosophizing and silliness on a grand scale... plus one amazing owl.

“It’s quite rare for us to have comedians at His Majesty’s Theatre – it is quite an intimate setting - but Michael McIntyre’s one-night in August was hugely successful and now we have another legendary stand-up performer,” said Aberdeen performing Arts press manager Joyce Summers.

“This might be Bill’s debut performance at the theatre, but he had a large following in the North-east and like us, I’m sure they can’t wait until May.”

Bill Bailey’s new show is sure to create a buzz at HMT and As well as his extensive stand-up work, he is well known on television not only for his role in Black Books and his appearances on Never Mind the Buzzcocks, but also for his contributions to Have I Got News for You, and QI.

His accolades include the Edinburgh Critics Award in 1997; Best Live Stand-Up award at the British Comedy Awards in 1999 and British Songwriters Association’s Gold Badge Award in 2005. He was voted sixth best celebrity twitterer in a 2009 poll by OnePoll – just ahead of Barack Obama in fifth place and seventh greatest stand-up comic on Channel 4′s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups in 2007 and 2010.