Steel yourself for a Grand gig

Comedian: Mark Steel
Comedian: Mark Steel
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Comedian Mark Steel returns to Lancashire later this year for a gig at the Lancaster Grand Theatre.

The comic and activist brings his Back In Town – based on the Radio 4 series ‘Mark Steel’s in Town’ – tour to the city on October 24.

Mark has presented the BAFTA-nominated Mark Steel Lectures for BBC2, is a regular on Have I Got News for You and Radio 4’s Newsquiz.

He’s written several acclaimed books, including: Reasons to Be Cheerful and What’s Going On and also writes a weekly column for The Independent. Describing the radio show’s enduring appeal Mark said: “It has now been to at least 5million places. It’s a sparkling verdict on humanity that I’ve mocked them all and somehow am still alive.

“I’ve stood behind a Londoner on a cliff in Dorset, who said to his wife ‘That lighthouse is getting on my bloody wick’. I’ve seen rivalries such as that in Corby, when I thanked a librarian for finding me a book and she replied ‘Yes, because here we’re not like those miserable arses from Kettering’.

“I’ve even read a book called ‘A History of the Railway in Didcot’ that starts “This book is in no way a history of the railway in Didcot.”

“For this show I’ve found dozens more towns to humiliate, as well as pledging to discover what makes your own town ridiculous.

There will be pictures, ranting, some people will call things out, and you’ll be a far better audience than the miserable arses from down the road.”

Tickets £15. Call the box office on 01524 64695 or go to www.lancastergrand.co.uk/