After the 2016 sell-out tour, Larks in Transit, Bill returns to Australia and New Zealand in September this year with his new musicomedy show, Earl of Whimsy. It has Bill’s trademark blend of satire and surrealism, stories and dismantled jokes, crowd sing-alongs, weird instruments and musical showstoppers. But there’s a distinctly historical feel to this show. With its tales of Britain’s fortunes past and present, of ancient Viking battles, of Shakespeare’s contribution to comedy, and Bill’s own ancestry, this is both a mockery and a celebration of national identity.
It’s also a journey of discovery. We find out where Knock Knock jokes came from, how we got days of the week, and why Nicky Minaj rejected a puffin sample for her latest single. There are lively audience discussions, a mass German singalong, and even some Cockney crab-dancing. Something for everyone.
THE PRESALE IS HAPPENING AS OF NOW, FOLKS, UNTIL MON 4 JUNE 5PM (local time)
Today we’re announcing a West End run of Bill’s current live show, Larks In Transit.
Bill will delight comedy fans when he takes up residence once again at London’s Wyndham’s Theatre in the heart of the West End, having last performed there during a sell out run of his show Dandelion Mind back in 2010.
Larks In Transit will be at Wyndham’s Theatre from Monday 3 December 2018 to Saturday 5 January 2019, tickets for which go on general sale 10.00am Thursday 26 April 2018 but here is a priority on-sale link for you to have a head start right now.
Larks In Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old MacDonald and re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by The Telegraph as “the brainiest comic of his generation.”
Bill may have reached the end of the land with his Larks In Transit show, but it’s only the beginning of the tour so you’ve plenty of chance to catch him as he zig-zags the country in 2018.
Bill is set to bring a dusting of festive spirit to the capital for five nights this December with his live show ‘CHRISTMAS LARKS!’ A very special preview of his forthcoming tour show ‘Larks In Transit’, ‘CHRISTMAS LARKS!’ will feature everything you’d expect from a Bill Bailey live show, with an added festive twist.
For a chance to see the wonderful Bill Bailey in an intimate setting, trying out new material for his upcoming tour ‘Larks in Transit’.
7 Nov — 22 Nov – Tickets are £15 and are available HERE
Tonight BB features on the first in a new series of QI at 10pm on BBC Two (except Northern Ireland… 23.05 for you). Sandi Toksvig looks at some Ologies with Bill, Phill Jupitus, Claudia Winkleman and Alan Davies.
Hello everyone. In July this year, I’ll be walking 100 miles across England for Stand Up To Cancer. I’m aiming to get the word out to more people this time so I’ve got the SU2C team on board here’s the details for donating. To all those of you who generously donated last time, a huge thanks. I’m hoping to get an even bigger target this year. I also hope to highlight the brilliant work done by SU2C. And I’ll be posting photos and videos along the way to let you know how I’m getting on. Thanks and maybe I’ll see you on the trail.
Have you ever visited a museum and wondered what the story is behind that unicorn horn or this elephant’s foot? Now is your chance to discover amazing untruths about the most intriguing artefacts. Exploring a quirky cornucopia of stuff, this exhibition draws on the comedy-writing talents of Hull’s youngsters, joined by one of Britain’s best-loved comedians Bill Bailey.
“I have really enjoyed discovering these amazing museum collections in Hull, and in particular the hilarious work by my learned young friends. I hope people will visit and marvel at the extraordinary, gasp in astonishment at the unusual, and perhaps be strangely moved by the wonders of the natural world.” – BB
Bill Bailey has announced a 2018 tour entitle Larks In Transit.
The show promises to be a collection of ‘travellers’ tales’ from his 20 years as a touring comedian.
So far 51 dates have been announced, kicking off in Coventry on January 29 and ending in Peterborough on June 9. Tickets are on sale now.
Bill shares his thoughts on life and happiness, exclusively in this new monthly column for Saga Magazine.